ANNA MAE (GABELE) WHALEY
Anna Mae (Gabele) Whaley, age 87, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 3, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Fred and Anna (Brown) Gabele, as the youngest of seven children.
Anna Mae was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker during their formative years. As they grew, Anna Mae went on to work for Cando Credit Union, as an office manager for 20 years. She also worked part time for 20 years as a secretary for Reid Casket Company. Anna Mae was an active auxiliary member of the United Transportation Union for 50 years, where she held many positions.
She was very involved with St. Rose Catholic Church, where she had been a parishioner for more than 50 years serving as a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Altar Rosary Sodality.
Anna Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Whaley; six siblings, and her step-son, Larry Whaley. Surviving are her children, Ken (Tammy) Blair, Dennis (Julie) Blair, Teresa (Mark) Schiess, Doug (Stephanie) Blair and Barb (Joe) Tallman; step-daughter, Gloria (Bob) Walter, and daughter-in-law, Becky Blair. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends visited at the Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Road, Rossford, on Sunday, October 27, from 2 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, October 28, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg, where the family greeted visitors beginning at 10 a.m. Interment followed at St. Rose Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio for the overwhelming care and support given to Anna Mae and her family.
Memorials in Anna Mae’s memory may be directed to St. Rose Catholic Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. To leave online expressions of sympathy please visit walkerfuneralhomes.com.