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Obituary: Letha L. DeLay, Greensburg

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Letha L. DeLay, 92, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013, peacefully, at her home.

Letha was born in Greensburg on July 30, 1920, the daughter of Leonard and Gertrude Coy. She was a 1939 graduate of Sandusky High School. On June 15, 1946, she married Bernard DeLay. He preceded her in death August 15, 1998.

Letha worked as a clerk at Hunter’s Pharmacy and also as a typist for the Welfare Department. She enjoyed going to church, quilting, embroidery, and in her later years, simply watching traffic out her window. She was a member of Sandusky Methodist Church and also attended First Church of God in Greensburg.

Survivors include three sons, George (Ruth) DeLay of Columbus, Bob DeLay of Greensburg and Richard (Chloe) DeLay of Greensburg; one sister, Martha Jean Cartier; one brother, Hugh Coy; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, and her parents.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday, January 13, 2013, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home in Greensburg. Letha’s funeral service will be held Monday, January 14, at 10 a.m., also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the donor’s choice of charities.

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