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Gayle L. O’Risky

March 27, 1936 - September 4, 2021


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    Dottie Kahre says

    To Gayle’s family, Gayle loved all of you so much, when we were together on one of our fun outings she always talked about all of you. When we would go someplace I would drive and she would be the navigator, but one time I said we should go this way and she said another way and I was right. I never left her live that down! She would always pick me up it we were going to church for some reason. I have missed talking to her since she had the stroke, I would go to the nursing home and so often she would be sitting out in front by the window and when I would leave she would be sitting there and she would just wave and wave me good by, it was so hard not to go see her after the corvid hit. I will always cherish the time we had together. Good by my dear friend and save me a seat in heaven next to you. Dottie Kahre.

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Gayle L. O’Risky, age 85 passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021. Gayle was born on March 27, 1936 to Herman and Lora Mae (Tolliver) Wood in Evansville, Indiana.

Gayle loved to travel, her favorite places were Florida, Branson, and Eufaula, Alabama. She enjoyed vegetable gardening and canning, crocheting, painting shirts, and animals especially horses. Gayle was a true Christian woman volunteering at the church in the Social Ministry and working with the Orphan Grain Train helping to send clothing, blankets, and other needed items to people in need throughout the world. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her granddaughter Jaycee. Gayle is survived by her loving husband Jim; son Jeff O’Risky (Dana); daughter Jaime Ames (Benny); grandson Beau; many nieces and nephews and her special friend Dottie Kahre.

In keeping with Gayle’s wishes, services will be private.