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December 30, 2013

Gertrude T. DeRonda

Gertrude T. DeRonda

SPRINGFIELD CENTER — Gertrude T. DeRonda, of Springfield Center, died Friday, Dec.27, 2013, at the Alpine Rehab and Nursing Center after a short illness.

Born in Annsville on Jan. 8, 1922, to Albert Lent and Margaret J. (Kiley) Lent.

Gertrude’s lifelong love was her husband of 72 years and her family and friends. She moved to Springfield Center with her husband after he retired and they pursued their interest in farming.

Gertrude enjoyed fishing with her sister and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Roger, 11 days earlier.

She is survived by four sons and one daughter, Roger F. of Putnam Valley, Albert W. and wife Diane of Berea, Ky., Garry C. and wife Arlene of Spring Hill, Fla., Dennis A. and wife Susan of Stanfordville and daughter, Darlene F. Barnhart and husband Michael W. of Springfield Center. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Wakely and Jane Hamilton; and two brothers, Thomas Lent and Albert Lent.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Funeral services will be at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley with the Rev. Terry Brant officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at noon at the funeral home.

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Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.

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