Nyla J. Gehr , 72, of Sherman, N.Y., passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at her home.
She was born May 30, 1940, in French Creek, N.Y., the daughter of the late Harry and Ella (White) Gehr.
Nyla graduated in 1958 from Sherman Central School. She then worked at Welch's, then she traveled to California, living there for a year, then she moved to Florida. She moved back to Sherman, and worked in West Seneca during the week, and traveling back to Sherman to be with her family. Nyla retired when she was 50, in 1990 to take care of her mother and father. She lived on the family farm till her passing. Nyla loved her activities of bingo and cards and getting together with friends and family, traveling nightly if possible to do the activities, she also loved her cats.
Nyla J. Gehr
Nyla is survived by her sister, Marian Hoeft, Mayville, N.Y.; three nephews and two nieces: Gary (Lori) Hoeft, Port Crane, N.Y., Steven (Debbie) Hoeft, Amherst, N.H., Chery (Karl) Gatto, Robert (Therese) Hoeft, South Riding, Va., and Susan Hoeft, Mayville, N.Y.; 10 great-nephews and two great-nieces.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Rex Herbert Gehr, Jan. 3, 1970, and Robert Lavern Gehr, Aug. 28, 2000.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at the Spitzer Funeral Home, Sherman, with Pastor Rick Maas, of the Cutting Community Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mina Cemetery. The family will receive friend from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made any Animal Shelter; or a Humane Society of one's choice; or the Stanley Hose Co. Fire Department, P.O. Box 574, Sherman, NY 14781.