Gelene M. Murray Garton

Gelene M. Murray Garton, 84, of Bluffton, IN, and with family in Huntington County, died on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at 6:15 a.m., at her residence in Bluffton.

Mrs. Garton was a 1955 graduate of Ossian High School. She had worked at RCA, in Marion in dietary at the Wells Community Hospital. She retired from UTA in Huntington. She was also a member of the Red Hat Club.

She was born on Sept. 8, 1936, in Wells County, to Dale and Nora Maddux Mechling. She was first married to John E. Murray, who preceded her in death. She was then married to Larry Garton, who also preceded her in death.

Survivors include her significant other, Jean Marquardt, of Ossian; two sons, Mike A. (Trudy) Murray, of Warren, and Jerome “Jody” (Janet) Murray, of Montpelier; two daughters, Kim E. Clark, of Warren, and Barbara “Barbie” Fugate, of Bluffton; siblings, Myrtle Sallese, of Johnstown, PA, Lillian Mechling, of Huntington, and Nancy Mechling- Garringer, of Markle; 21 grandchildren, Lisa Scott of Fort Wayne, Lori Murray, of Bluffton, Kristen Murray, of Markle, Ryan Murray, of Bluffton, Shannon Murray, of Bluffton, Alex Murray, of Bluffton, Kyle Murray, of Bluffton, Joshua Murray, of Warren, Megan West, of Bluffton, Bradley Jo “BJ” Allen, of Warren, Wendy Ward, of Crawfordsville, Clinton Chapman, of Montpelier, Dustin Chapman, of Bluffton, Andrea Murray, of Marion, Tristan Dick, of Poneto, Peyton Keim, of Fort Wayne, Kyler Fugate, of Craigville, Patrick Fugate, of Bluffton, Jalen Farmer, of Bluffton and Cameron Farmer, of Bluffton; and 32 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Lincoln E. Murray
 
Calling will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W. Windsor St., Montpelier.
 
A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, with Rev. Dewey Zent officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mossburg Cemetery in Liberty Center.
 
Memorials may be made to Bluffton Booster Club.