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Gloria C. Gaston

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

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Gloria C. Gaston, 83, Eaton, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at Reid Hospital,Richmond, Ind.

Born June 12, 1924, in Dugger, Ind., she was the daughter of the late William Floyd and Golda Blanche (Carr) Carrico. Gloria graduated in 1942 from Sullivan High School in Sullivan.

She was a member of the boosters club at Sullivan High School. On Aug. 22, 1946, she married her true love, high school sweetheart and eventual life long companion Elver D. Gaston, Fairbanks, Ind. She was known for her undying devotion to her family and unselfish compassion for others, most often considering herself as least important. A loving and nurturing wife and mother, graciously dedicating her entire life to properly raising her family and providing them with a wonderful home.

She found great joy in such things as tinkering in her beautiful gardens, mastering a daily crossword puzzle or skillfully conjuring up a wondrously delicious meal in her own kitchen.

Her sincerest wishes for each of her children to be healthy, happy, self reliant and successful became her most cherished reality. Having no known enemies, vices or convictions against others, she was a welcome friend to all who knew her.

Our beloved Gloria will surely be missed by all of us ... May God rest her dear sweet soul.

Preceded in death by her brother, William Floyd Carrico, Jr. in 2004.

Survived by her husband of 62 years, Elver D. Gaston, Eaton, Ohio, children and spouses, Cheri Gaston, Eaton, Ohio, Janis and Cory Stophlet, Eaton, Ohio, Duane Gaston, Lexington, Ky., Sheila Gaston, Elizabeth, Colo., Doug and Lana Gaston, Yellow Springs, Ohio, and Darryl Gaston, Eaton, Ohio, granddaughter, Stacy Gaston, Miamisburg, Ohio, three great-grandchildren, sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Hugh "Curty" Hunt, Brazil, Ind., numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be held at Royal Oak Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to the Barnes Funeral Home, 220 East Main Street, Eaton, Ohio 45320.

Condolences may be sent to the family via Guest Book at www.barnesfuneralhome.com.