Willard Ervin Gehron, age 82, of North Star, passed away on
October 19, 2020, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Willie was born February 27, 1938, in Darke County, to Daniel
& Anna (Gause) Gehron.
On December 27, 1959, he married Karen Hoverman, from Willshire.
She survives, along with their 4 children: Michael (Christine) Gehron,
Vandalia, Christie (William J.) Rindler, North Star, Deborah Stewart,
Rossburg, and Annette Shroyer, Willshire; sisters: Corda Leeper,
North Star, and Margaret Miles, Greenville; sister-in-law, Sharon
(Farrel) Krall of Willshire; 11 grandchildren: Kelli Simpkins,
Jacksonville, FL, Stacie (Dustin) Cornwell, Dayton, Nicole (Carlton)
Maughan, San Antonio, TX, Beth Stewart, Rossburg, William Rindler,
Troy, Mindy (Andy) Ooten, West Carrollton, Danielle Gehron,
Columbia City, IN, Faith Shroyer, Van Wert, Chad Rindler, North Star,
Willard Shroyer, Willshire, and Hope (Clint) Morgan, San Diego, CA;
and 5 great-grandchildren: Dillon Cornwell, Emma Ooten, Spencer
Cornwell, Jackson Ooten and Bennett Maughan.
Preceding him in death were his parents, a sister: Berniece (Lewis)
Rhoades, brother: Melvin (Marie) Gehron, brothers-in-law: Tom Miles
and Minor Leeper, son-in-law: Jack Stewart, and his parents-in-law:
Merl & Irene (Strickler) Hoverman.
A 1957 graduate of Versailles High School, Willie served in the U.S.
Air Force from 1958-1964. He was an aircraft refueling specialist,
having been stationed at Schilling Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas.
Willie retired in 2000 from Midmark Corp. in Versailles, where he
had worked as a welder and maintenance man. He served for
many years as a volunteer fireman, retiring from the North Star
Community Fire Department.
He attended the Greenville Missionary Church, and had been a
member of the former North Star Congregational Christian Church.
Willie was an all-around handyman, and enjoyed woodworking,
camping, and gardening.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 3,
at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, with
Reverend Gary Oser officiating.
Burial will follow at Willshire Cemetery.
Calling Hours are 3:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, November 2, and before
the services on Tuesday, November 3, from 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Those attending are required to wear masks, practice social distancing
as much as possible, and follow the COVID-19 guidelines established
by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Greenville Missionary
Church, 1110 North Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331.
Condolences can be expressed to the Gehron family
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