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|Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:27 pm Post subject: Obituary for Charlotte Ruth Gessel
|From the Cuba Patriot
Charlotte Ruth Gessel....West Clarksville
Charlotte Ruth Gessel, 90 of West Clarksville died Tuesday,(Sept.16, 2003) in Cuba Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Born Jan. 19, 1913 in the town of Clarksville, she was a daughter of Archie Dean and Hattie Marshall Congdon. On April 11,1936 she was married to Paul Gessel, who died Dec.19, 1994.
Mrs. Gessel graduded from Cuba High School, attened Alfred University and Genessee Normal School and had taught for a short time before her marriage.
She was the West Clarksville town clerk for over 30 years and was the town historian for many years. Mrs. Gessel considered her animals as her children and especially loved her dog Snowy.
Surviving are two sons, Jerry Eugene Gessel of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Larry Orson (Alane) Gessel of West Clarksville; five grand children; six great grand children; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by three brothers, Paul Congdon, Marcus Congdon and Joseph Congdon; and two sisters Elma Davis and infant Mary Congdon.
There was no visitation. A private memorial service will be heald by the family at a later date.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
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