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Dovie Ellen Fields Gleichauf, 93, of Ironton, entered into eternal life, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at her residence.
The Logan County, W.V. native was born Jan. 8, 1924, the daughter of the late Walker Franklin and Maggie Osborne Fields. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Carl Edward Gleichauf, whom passed away Dec. 28, 2003. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Chester William and Billy Ray Fields both of Amherstdale, W.V.
Mrs. Gleichauf was a graduate of Man High School in West Virginia. She was also a graduate of Ashland Business College. After graduation she relocated to Ironton where she was employed by the Ohio Bell Telephone Company as a supervisor. She was later employed by the Lawrence County Medical Center as a switchboard operator retiring after 28 years of service. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and had various offices in the Catholic Women's Club.
She is survived by three daughters, Carla Suzanne (Joseph) Crimaldi of Vestavia Hills, Ala., Jennifer Ellen (Donald) Golightly and Marty Elayne (JimBill) Fairchild all of Russell; two sons, Christopher Edward (Patty) Gleichauf and Dr. Carl Anthony (Kim) Gleichauf all of Ironton; eight grandchildren, Dr. Joseph Christian Crimaldi of Mobile, Ala., Matthew Chad Crimaldi of Sarasota, Fla., C. Michael (Allison) Gleichauf of Ironton, Mollie Suzanne (Dr. Phillip) Lackey of Coal Grove, Mark Anthony (Michael Leighann) Gleichauf, Logan Agustus Gleichauf, James Seth Kelley and Alaina Kelley Gleichauf all of Ironton; 10 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Lackey, Be'la Delawder, Payne Delawder, Mary Charlotte Lackey, Maximus Gleichauf, Michael Gleichauf, Morgan Gleichauf, McKenzie Gleichauf, Josie Gleichauf and Griffin Lackey; and a sister-in-law, Jutta Gleichauf of Rochester, Minn.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Crimaldi, Donald Golightly, JimBill Fairchild, C. Michael Gleichauf, Mark Gleichauf and Payne Delawder.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Logan Gleichauf, Seth Kelley, Maximus Gleichauf, Michael Gleichauf, Morgan Gleichauf and Griffin Lackey.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ironton with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Ironton.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh Street in Ironton with a Rosary service at 7:30pm.
In lieu of followers, the family requests that donations be sent to The National Shrine of St. Jude, Chicago, IL.
Condolences may be left at phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Published on February 14, 2017
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