Blanch Gamble

LISBON – Blanch Leah Gamble, 98, of Salineville, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon at Vista Center in Lisbon, where she has resided for the past four years.

She was born Nov. 21, 1914, in Wellsville, a daughter of the late Herbert and Myrtle (Quayle) Fraser.

Blanch lived all her life in this area. She was a homemaker, always cooking, baking, making fudge and tending to her flower gardens. She was a seamstress for many people in Salineville her whole life. She was a member of the Salineville United Methodist Church, where she was Sunday School secretary for more than 30 years. She was also active in the women’s missionary at the church. She belonged to Salineville 55-plus Club and was a member of Highlandtown Grange. She especially loved visiting with her family.

Blanch will be sadly missed by her daughter Sally (Dean) Blackburn of Salineville; granddaughter Deanna (Dave) Smith of Lisbon; great-granddaughters Mallory Smith of Salem, Emily Smith of Lisbon, Tara Blackburn of Leetonia; great-great-grandson Logan Blackburn of Leetonia and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Blanch was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Gamble, who passed away Aug. 10, 1977; one brother, David Fraser; one sister, Mary Johnson; and a grandson, Craig Blackburn.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at Kerr-Pastore Funeral Home in Salineville, Ohio with Pastor Tom Allmon officiating.

Burial will be in Highlandtown Cemetery.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Independence Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Rd Building E, Canfield, Ohio 44406, or a charity of your choice.

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