Dec. 22, 1935—Feb. 17, 2016 Mary Elizabeth Gehring was born December 22, 1935 in Oil Valley and passed away Wednesday morning, February 17, 2016, at her home in Monticello. She was 80 years old. On December 24, 1954, she married the love of her life, Donald Parker Gehring of Monticello. They were married for 52 years before his passing on May 8, 2007. To this union three children were born—Johnny and his wife Barbara Gehring of Monticello, Melinda Gehring of Monticello, and Thom Gehring of Austin, Texas. Also surviving are her grandchildren—Chad and wife Brooke Gehring, Megan and husband Knox Bertram, Tye and wife Ashley Gehring, and Austin Gehring.; five great-grandchildren—Peyton Gehring, Parker Gehring, Charlie Gehring, Wilson Gehring and Marlee Bertram. After seven years of bookkeeping for both Correll & Johnson and Cooper & Ramsey, she became a homemaker where she and her husband raised three kids and cared for her mother, Myrta, for 30 years. She was a lifelong member of Elk Spring Valley Baptist Church. Some of her most cherished times in her later years were with the Adult Senior Group at ESVBC. She found great joy in spending time and talking with her dear church friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Stan Stevenson and Bro. Ron Andrew officiating. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to: Elk Spring Valley Baptist Adult Senior Ministry. Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  February 23, 2016