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 PUBLISHED DECEMBER 21, 2011

 

 Mary E. Gatewood

 May 16, 1919 – December 18, 2011

 

Mary E. Gatewood, 92, of Carthage, died Dec. 18 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born May 16, 1919, in Sullivan County, a daughter of the late Floyd Thomas Bledsoe and Edith Blanch (Carr) Bledsoe.

Mrs. Gatewood was a member of East Street Christian Church in Carthage, Carthage Garden Club, Eastern Star, and the Rush County Republican Central Committee. She was also precinct committee person in Ripley Township for many years.

Survivors include her husband, William O. Gatewood of Carthage; one son, Michael H. (wife, Barbara) Joseph of Houston, Texas; one sister, Martha Marlow of Dugger; and one grandson, Scott W. Joseph of Houston.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Visitation was Dec. 20 and funeral services were Dec. 21 at Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown with Rev. Danid Bonne and Rev. Jim Lawer officiating. Burial followed at Arlington East Hill Cemetery.