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Gayanne B. Ford
Gayanne B. Ford, age 82, of Waterville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday morning, November 21, 2018 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo, following a recent stroke. Gayanne was born December 31, 1935 in Champaign, Illinois to Charles and Margaret (Custer) Beckett.
Gayanne worked her entire life in the Medical field of Dentistry. She started out working in the field, and later as an instructor. She served as past president of the Ohio State Dental Association and Toledo Dental Society. Gayanne loved traveling throughout the United States and Canada, as well as abroad. In her spare time, she loved flower and vegetable gardening, sewing, quilting, and spending time with her family, whom she adored.
Gayanne will be greatly missed by her children, Cindy Ford, Kevin (Chris) Ford, Rhonda (John) Gross; grandchildren, Desiree (Chris), Kyle (Tiffany), Bryan (Kayla), Emily (Pete), Kelsey, Trever, Matthew (Lyndzie) and Mark (Autumn); 11 great-grandchildren; as well as her siblings, Scott, Mark, Suellyn, Joyce, Patricia and Carolyn; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roger L. Ford; son, Scott A. Ford and her siblings, Charles and Darlya.
Visitation will be held Sunday, November 25th from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 26th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Amboy Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation ~ Ohio Chapter or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Mrs Ford was my dental assisting teacher at Libbey High during the late 70s. I continues a career in the dental feild. I have been a dental hygienist for years. Many times I have thought about her and the things she taught me. She was a great teacher and a very kind person. You have my sincere sympathy. Darlene (Wood) Keith
Darlene keith Nov 27 2018 12:00 AM
A Spathiphyllum was ordered on November 25, 2018
Expression of Sympathy Nov 25 2018 12:00 AM
Both Kathy and I extend of sincere condolences to Kevin and the whole family. Gayanne was a wonderful mother and person and added a great deal to those around her.
Bob and Kathy Harpel Nov 25 2018 12:00 AM
Sincere condolences to Gayanne's family and friends who will be missing her presence, since her passing on 21 NOV. Thanksgiving came early for Gay, this year. as she traveled to the glory of pain free with her higher power. May all your memories help to sustain you as you journey through the difficult period of grief, loss and bereavement. Remember not to say good-bye; but instead, 'Til we meet again'! Denise L. Clair, Dental Assisting Class of 1970, Penta County JVHS; formerly from BCS/OHHS, Oak Harbor, OHIO; Currently residing in Melbourne Australia.
Denise L. Clair. Nov 24 2018 12:00 AM
A Tropical Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was ordered on November 24, 2018
Expression of Sympathy Nov 24 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry for your families loss. I met and worked with Gayanne (Red) through our Quilts of Love group at Hope United Methodists Church in Whitehouse. Great gal to be with and her sewing knowledge was amazing. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Karen Dress Nov 22 2018 12:00 AM
Gay has been a joy to be aroundas part of our quilt group. She was a caring friend who will be sorely missed. We are fortunate to have had her in our life. Prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
Louise Stedman Nov 22 2018 12:00 AM