Kathleen Y. Gossard, 64, of 1025 Edwards St., St. Marys, died suddenly at 8:35 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Aug. 30, 1947, in Celina, the daughter of Norbert and Betty Lou (Schroer) Steineman, and they preceded her in death.
On June 8, 1968, she married David Gossard, and he survives at the residence.
She is also survived by her four children, Brian Gossard of St. Marys, Carolyn (Douglas) Bader of St. Marys, Angela Gossard of St. Marys and Paul Gossard of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Lauren Coffey, Morgan Coffey, Evan Bader and Brandon Anthony; her siblings, Eugene (Betty Lou) Steineman of Pickerington, Deborah (Keith) Steineman-Burkholder of Dublin, Wayne (Donna) Steineman of New Bremen, Christine Ranly of New Bremen, David Steineman of New Bremen and John (Anastasia) Steineman of New Bremen.
Kathleen was a 1966 graduate of New Bremen High School. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working word search puzzles. She was an active volunteer with Special Olympics and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys. Her grandchildren and children were the center of her life.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Rick Friebel and the Rev. Jerry Schetter officiating.
Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to the Friends of the St. Marys Community Public Library.
Condolences may be sent to the family via MillerFuneralhomes.net.