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Mae E. Gaines

April 17, 1930 ~ August 19, 2017 (age 87)

Mae E. Gaines, age 87, of 7 Carrollton Street, Dellroy, Ohio,  died early Saturday morning, August 19, 2017 in her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born April 17, 1930 in Dellroy, Ohio and was the daughter of the late  Wilbur Beltram and Sylvia Moreland McCarty.  On October 27, 1948, she married her husband Woodrow "Woody" Gaines who passed away on August 6, 1999. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers Charles, Carl, and Earnest McCarty, and five sisters Bernice McCarty, Ada Buxton, Helen Hoffee, Ruth Bowers, and Bessie Wess.

She retired after many years of service from the former Scio Pottery when it closed and also performed home health care duties.  She was a 1948 graduate of the former Dellroy High School and attended the Dellroy United Methodist Church.  Mae was always very active and community minded.  She founded the Dellroy Sharing Christmas,  cooked for the Friends of the Homeless at New Philadelphia, and was virtually always involved in any activity that benefited any of her friends or neighbors. She was the recipient of the Dellroy Volunteer Fire Department's Citizenship Award in 2012.  A loving and caring mother and grandmother, her family claims that she was always "Large and in Charge". 

She is survived by two daughters and a son, Mrs. Sandra (Bill) Sprague of Dellroy, Mrs. Susan (Doug) Sell of Carrollton, O., and  Gary (Betty) Gaines of Sarasota, Florida,  a sister Lucille Albaugh of Sebring, Ohio, and seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted  11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in the Dellroy United Methodist Church with  Rev. Kenneth Ogg officiating.  Interment will follow in the Leavittsville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville.  Contributions in Mae's memory may be made to Habitat for Humanity C/O Dellroy United Methodist Church, 1 West Main Street, P.O. Box #172, Dellroy, Ohio  44620.  To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website.

(740) 269-9225

Charitable donations may be made to:

Habitat for Humanity
C/O Dellroy United Methodist Church P.O. Box #172, Dellroy OH 44620

 Service Information

Calling Hours
August 22, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home
7345 Roswell Road S.W.
Sherrodsville, Ohio 44675

Funeral Service
August 23, 2017

11:00 AM
Dellroy United Methodist Church
1 West Main Street
Dellroy, OhioOH 44620

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