Mary Gaertner

Obituary of Mary Gaertner

Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Gaertner, age 80 of Perry passed away July 1, 2018 at UH Geneva Medical Center. She had been a resident of Rae Ann Geneva Skilled Nursing for the past four years. She was born January 31, 1938 in Akron, Ohio to the late Clarence and Opal Augustine.


Liz enjoyed gardening, bird watching, crafting, arranging silk flowers, baking and cooking. She loved animals and enjoyed her many dogs over the years. She was active in the Perry Jayceettes serving as President, Perry High School Booster Club and Mother's Club. She was a longtime member of St. Cyprian Catholic Church in Perry.


She graduated from Fremont Ross High School and Bowling Green State University. She was employed at Progressive Insurance as a Customer Service Representative as well as Perry IGA and the Strawberry Basket in Mentor.


Liz is survived by her daughters Jill Gaertner and Jennifer Johnson and son Michael (Fiancee Janice). She also leaves behind her grandchildren Caitlin and Chase Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas W. Gaertner and brothers Terrance and Tom Augustine.


The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Avenue (opposite Lake Erie College), Painesville.


Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. Cyprian Catholic Church, 4223 Middle Ridge Rd., Perry, Ohio 44081.

Burial will follow in Perry Cemetery.


Memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Association or Lake County Humane Society.


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