Gayle M. Artis

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Entered into Rest

August 5, 2017

Gayle Artis, 68, of Urbana, Ohio passed away on Saturday 5, 2017 in her home.
She was born October 3, 1948 in Urbana, Ohio. Gayle was a 1966 graduate of Urbana High School. She retired as assistant director of the CitiLookout in Springfield. She was a devoted and faithful member of Life Net Christian Fellowship. She enjoyed gardening and her flowers but most of all she loved her family.
Gayle is survived by her husband of 49 years, George Stephen Artis; her father, John Newman Thomas; daughters, Leslie Louise (Elimusana) Bowman, Faith Nichole (Martez) Brown and Rachel Elizabeth Jordan(Ash), sons, Anthony Wayne (Celeste) Artis and Matthew Stephen (Stephanie) Artis; 15 grandchildren, Kiara Artis, Courtland Artis, Norrin Artis, Mariama Artis, Lathyn Jordan, Madelyn Jordan, Kaelyn Jordan, Zoe Bowman, Jaelyn Jordan, Brylan Brown, Adara Bowman, Aubrey Brown, Myles Artis, William Short and Hope Artis, 2 great grandchildren, Maliah Reid and Jeremiah Cooper, brother, John (Karen) Thomas, sister, Michelle (Herb) Porter as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by baby Artis, her mother, Arsel Mae (McGinnis) Thomas, mother and father-in-law, Florence (Jackson) and George Artis.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 -7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in the funeral home with Pastor Chris Livingston officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stepping Stones at Life Net Christian Fellowship, 142 Dellinger Road, Urbana, Ohio 43078.
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