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August 29, 2009

Gertrude M. Greathouse

Gertrude Mae Sutley Greathouse, 88, of 24504 State Highway 27, Meadville, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Meadville. 

She was born Aug. 23, 1921, in Guys Mills, a daughter of the late Harland and Margaret Armstrong Sutley. She married Verlin E. Greathouse in Frostburg, Md., on her birthday, Aug. 23, 1941, and he survives. 

She was a 1940 graduate of Randolph High School. Through the years she worked at Woolworth’s, G.C. Murphy’s, Drafto and Goodwill Industries. She enjoyed helping her husband cut wood, mow grass, gardening and having yard sales. Her greatest accomplishment was raising her daughter. Her husband and family were her life. In addition, she loved her little adopted dog, Rascal. 

Survivors, in addition to her loving husband, Verlin, of 68 years, include her beloved daughter, Nellie Mae Schauer and her husband, Joseph, of Clayton, N.Y., and Meadville; a brother, Lester Sutley and his wife, Dorothy, of Guys Mills; a sister-in-law, Mae Sutley of Guys Mills; three nephews, Lester Sutley Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Guys Mills, Kerry Sutley and his wife, Wanda, of Guys Mills, and Lee Sutley and his wife, Betsy, of Newton Falls, Ohio; two nieces, Virginia Elliot and her husband, Gene, of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., and Lois Sutley of Meadville; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Louis, Kenneth and Clifford Sutley; a sister-in-law, Mae Sutley; two nephews, Lynn and Bruce Sutley; and a niece, Mary Ann Sutley. 

There are no calling hours. 

The funeral and committal service will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, with the Rev. Alice McClymonds, pastor of Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, officiating. 

Private interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Hope Cemetery Association, c/o Eileen Copeland, 29365 State Highway 27, Guys Mills, Pa. 16327.

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