Surviving is a sister, Lois Roettger, St. Marys; a sister-in-law, Betty Boroff, Celina; and many nieces and nephews.
He is also preceded in death by five sisters and their spouses, Retha (Joe) Stewart, Beulah (Lowell) Heppeard, Imogene (Charles) Cooper, Sylvia (Carl) Pond and Betty (Bill) Anderson; and five brothers and their spouses, Forest (Mary) Boroff, Dale Boroff, Lavon (Louise) Boroff, Willard (Merlie) Boroff and Marlin Boroff. Also deceased are a brothers-in-law, Orin Roettger and Harmon Boysell.
He attended Rockford and Ohio City Schools. Verly proudly served his country in the United States Marines as a Lance Corporal, First and Third Battalion from 1952 – 1954. He received a Purple Heart for his injuries received during the Korean War, where he fought from 1953 - 1954. He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber in 1986 after 35 years of service. He has previously worked hauling milk for Ralph VanTilburg, for Nolton Construction Company, Bellefontaine and drove truck for Bob White Water Service and Clarence Bowlby Stone Delivery.
He was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church, St. Marys, and the St. Marys VFW Post 9289.
Verly and his wife, Jeanne spent 28 years in Englewood, Florida during the winter months. They were married 48 years and enjoyed camping, fishing and square dancing. They had been members of the St. Marys Square Dancing Club. Verly and Jeanne enjoyed traveling and attended the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade, Orange Bowl, Branson, Missouri and Alaska just to mention a few destinations.
Funeral services will begin at 12:00 p.m., Monday, March 2, 2020 in Cisco Funeral Home, St. Marys with Rev. Tim Benjamin officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina, with military honors by Celina VFW Post #5713 and Celina American Legion Post #210.
Contributions can be made to Wayne Street United Methodist Church, St. Marys.
Please leave a condolence to the family @ www.ciscofuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Cisco Funeral Home, Celina & St. Marys.
Gay L. Garman, age 68, of Fort Recovery, died February 28, 2020 at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
She was born July 3, 1951 in Celina, to the late George and Thelma Jean (Schoch) Garman. In 1977, she met the love of her life, Robert "Bob" Cron, who survives.
Also surviving are her siblings, Hunter (Lora) Garman of Albany, IN, Dusty Garman of Findlay, OH and Nina (Max) Hamrick of Willshire, OH; numerous nieces and nephews; and in-laws, Barbara (Tom) Bueltel of Englewood, OH and Charles (Nancy) Cron of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Mary Ann Baker, George Garman, Holly Garman and Stormy Garman.
Gay was a 1969 graduate of Fort Recovery High School, attended Ohio University and graduated with an associate's degree from Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH. She retired from Cron Constructing, Fort Recovery.
She was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1473, Celina, and was a proud member of the Democratic Party. Her loyalty to the Democratic Party was recognized in 2017 when she was awarded the Mercer County Democrat of the Year.
Gay had such a generous heart and volunteered countless hours for the local and regional Alcoholics Anonymous Agencies. Her generous nature also lead her to council local incarcerated women who struggled with substance abuse. She also loved nature, being outside, and gardening and was a gourmet cook.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, are entrusted with her arrangements.
Contributions can be made to Mercer County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Center.
Condolences may be directed to www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com
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