Gayle Laurel Ogel

Tuesday, July 5, 2005

KOKOMO---- Gayle Laurel Ogle, 83, Kokomo, passed away Friday, July 1, 2005.

Born Sept. 16, 1921 in Greene Co., she was the daughter of Clifford E. and Hattie M. (Stone) Daniels.

She grew up and went to school in Greene Co. and graduated from Scotland High School. She moved to Kokomo with her family in the 1940s. Through the years she made many return trips to southern Indiana to visit family and friends on the farms in and around Bloomfield and Scotland. She never forgot her roots. Gayle had worked at Delco Radio and also Cuneo Press of which she retired from in 1984. Gayle enjoyed baking and cooking special old recipes, such as hot mush, sugar cream pies and pumpkin pies made from "cow pumpkins" and giving them to her family and friends. She was an avid Indiana Pacer fan, followed IU and Purdue basketball closely, along with baseball's Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs.

Gayle married Ronald L. Wray, who preceded her in death. Surviving are daughter, Donna and son-in-law, Jerry Fortune; daughter, Diana Wray; and son and daughter-in-law, Clinton and Pauletta Wray. Gayle later married Herbert Collins, who preceded her in death. Surviving is a daughter, Debra and son-in-law, Dave Oldaker. She is also survived by nine grandchildren Jerelyn (Ray) Bradway, Jim (Kristy) Fortune, Steve (Annette) Wray, Stephanine Wray. Amy (Dion) Fanning, Matt (Holly) Oldaker, Rachal Oldaker, Stephanine Ogle, and Nicholas Ogle and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews survive. She also leaves behind special friends, Jessie and Maisy Milton and Carl and Maude Sexton. Gayle married her husband of 35 years, Dwane Ogle in 1970. He survives. Also surviving is a step-son Jerry and wife Sharon Ogle.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She had four brothers and one sister; Rex, Harvey, Earl, and Lowell Daniels and Rebecca Josephine (Daniels) Jones.

Services are at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6 at Ellers Mortuary, 725 South Main Street, Kokomo, with Pastor Ronald DeGraff officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Koman Cancer Foundation. 1099 North Meridian Street, Suite 111, Indianapolis, Ind., 46204. Gayle was a breast cancer survivor of seven years.