Gracie M. Gerken,
age 71, of Lake City, South Carolina and formerly of Celina, Ohio,
passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Mercer Health in Coldwater. She
was born November 13, 1950 in McDowell, Kentucky to the late Sam and
Reba (Campbell) Eversole. On July 2, 1973 she married Kenneth H. Gerken
and he preceded her in death on October 29, 2017.
include a son, Jeremy Kurt (Gwen) Gerken of Lake City, South Carolina; a
god son, Greg (Renee) Whited, Celina; sisters, Opal Eversole, Pikeville,
Kentucky & Sylvia (Tom) Wiley, Lexington, Kentucky; grandchildren, Keith
Michael Gerken, Kendra Michele Gerken, Kelsey Mallory Gerken, Hannah
Whited, Jay Whited & Lily Whited; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by a son, Keith Alan Gerken; a sister, Helen Hamilton; a brother, Sam Eversole Jr.; and her faithful grand dog Flash.
Gracie was a 1971
graduate of McDowell High School in McDowell, Kentucky, and went on to
earn an Associate’s Degree from Mayo Vocational School in business. She
was retired and had worked at Casa Rodriguez in Celina, Coldwater Home
Supply and Bethany United Methodist Church as a custodian.
She was an active
member of Lake City United Methodist Church in Lake City, South Carolina
and a former member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Celina.
gardening, spending time with her family and most of all providing
daycare for her grandchildren, especially her youngest granddaughter,
will be held at 5:00 pm, Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Cisco Funeral Home in
Celina with Pastor Mark Wakeland officiating; where the family will
receive friends from 3:00 – 5:00 pm prior to the services at the funeral
services will be at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the Gerken family.
Homes of Celina & St. Marys are honored to care for Gracie and her
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