Mona Elaine Gernak, 80, of Crooksville, died at 5:40 AM, Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.
She was born, October 25, 1937 in Zanesville, the daughter of the late Charles Williams and Francis Ferguson.
Mona retired after 25 years from Brockway Glass in Zanesville. She attended and was a member of the Maple Avenue Christian Church in Crooksville and the VFW Auxiliary Post 9090 in Crooksville. Mona was well known for her spitfire personality, her love for having a good time and her infectious laugh. She was such a cool lady and very young at heart.
She is survived by daughters, Vicki (Tom) Tucker and Staci Rodgers both of Crooksville; her grandsons, Brody Payton and Carder (Megan) Payton and her great-granddaughter, Anslie Lane Payton.
In addition to her parents, Mona is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Gernak who died on July 1, 1989.
Friends and family will be received, 2:00 PM-8:00 PM, Friday, December 29, 2017 at Maple Avenue Christian Church, 112 Maple Ave., Crooksville with a VFW Auxiliary service held at 7:00 PM. Funeral services and a celebration of Mona’s life will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 30 at the church with Rev. Conard Wolf officiating. Burial will follow in Iliff Cemetery next to her husband, Frank.
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We will miss her dearly. I know that I will miss seeing her at church. She will be missed by many. We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Kasey Penrod on Dec 27 2017 09:14:23 AM
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Vickie ,Stacey and family so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing a wonderful person. Your in my thoughts and prayers
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Precious Lady. Prayers to Family. She will surely be missed. Love you.
Submitted by Rhonda and Jim Epifano on Dec 27 2017 07:25:20 AM
VJ, Staci, Brody, Carder and your families....I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am and how my heart breaks for all of you. We're sisters so when you hurt, I hurt. Please know that I'm here for you and that I love you all so very much.
Submitted by Belinda Rodgers on Dec 27 2017 06:59:58 AM
So sorry to hear this. Have fun memories of her at her grandsons sporting events with my boys. She loved you all so very much. Prayers and hugs to you Stacy, Brody and Carder.
Submitted by Lisa Maurer on Dec 27 2017 04:18:23 AM
Vicki, Staci and family, I am so sorry to hear that Mona has passed. She was such a special person and sure did put up with a lot when we were growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Submitted by Debra Bash on Dec 27 2017 01:05:20 AM
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