OBITUARY: Loretta J. Persails – WTVB


Loretta J. Persails, 84, formerly of Tekonsha, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022 at her daughter’s home in Leo, Indiana.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with Pastor Mark Case officiating. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 AM at Dutcher Funeral Home. Interment will take place at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Tekonsha.
Loretta was born July 22, 1937 in Battle Creek, MI to Owen & Gladys (Hodge) Gaylor. She married Robert L. Persails on April 13, 1989 in Ohio. He preceded her in death on January 11, 2014. Mrs. Persails worked at Eaton Corporation for many years in both Springfield and then Marshall, from which she eventually retired. She was a former member of the Battle Creek Eagles and enjoyed working puzzles, crafts and watching Criminal Minds. Loretta enjoyed flower gardening and bird watching but her greatest joy came from spending time with her grand and great grandchildren.
Loretta is survived by her children Cary (Sharon) Rose of Bonifay, FL, Vicki Marriott of Leo, IN; step daughter Karen Persails of Georgia; brother and sister Tom (Nancy) Gaylor of Hastings, Janice Hauser of Grand Rapids; grandchildren Steven Marriott of Leo, IN, Crystal (Rusty) Hawthorne of Tekonsha, Matt Marriott of Leo, IN, Andy Rose of Pensacola, FL, Sam Rose of Bonifay, FL, step grandson Brendan Persails of Georgia; great grandchildren Mason & Madalynne Hawthorne and numerous step grand and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sisters Dorotha VerMeulen & Arlene DeCamp; brother Mid Gaylor and her former husband James Rose.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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