Mary Catherine (Terril) Gatton

April 25, 1930 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 90)


Mary Catherine (Terril) Gatton, 90, of Zanesville, died peacefully at Genesis Hospice Care, Morrison House on January 18, 2021. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was born at home in Zanesville, on April 25, 1930, to the late Elmer and Norma (Dozer) Terril.  Mary and Lee were neighbors growing up and high school sweethearts. They were married on June 29, 1952. She worked several years at Big Bear and Thrift Drug Store, but her greatest joy was being a stay at home Mom taking care of their 3 sons, her beloved husband, Lee, grandchildren and extended family.

Mary enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and quilting.  She was a faithful Lutheran all her life, committed to and participating in numerous church groups and activities. She and Lee are members of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Mary is survived by her husband of 68 years, Lee (Gee-Gee) Gatton, 3 sons: Mark (Susan) of Nashport, Dean (Caryl) of Westerville, and Tim (Debbie) of Millersport; grandsons she adored: Adam (Christina), Nich (Aimee), Andrew (Kim), Chris (Jessica), Alex, and Cameron; 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by infant son Kurt, her brother, Donald Terril, special Aunt and Uncle, Delma and Paul Dozer, and infant granddaughter Pamela Christine.

“And we know that in all things, God works together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 

Calling hours will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday January 20, 2021 at DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home.  A private graveside service will be held at Zanesville Memorial Park.

Memorial donations can be made to Genesis Morrison House Hospice, St. John’s Lutheran Church or Muskingum County Alzheimer’s Association.

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January 20, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home

Private Services

Zanesville Memorial Park
Military Rd.
Zanesville, OH 43701

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