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Geraldine "Gerry" Naylor Gilles, age 96, a longtime Lake County resident, passed away March 30, 2017 at Governor's Pointe in Mentor. She was born January 2, 1921 in Merna, Nebraska.

Mrs. Gilles had been the owner/operator of the former Quality Letter Service in Painesville. She had been the executive secretary for the Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce and an agent for Western Union.

She graduated in 1938 from high school in Broken Bow, Nebraska and she attended night classes at U.S.C in Los Angeles. Mrs. Gilles had been a member, since 1967, of the Lake County chapter of Quota International, where she had served as a past president. She also had served as a past secretary and treasurer of the 6th district of Quota International. She enjoyed spending the winter months on Conch Key in the Florida Keys.

Survivors include her sons Mike and Larry (Diana) Naylor; daughter Lori (Tim) Jackson; step sons Peter and Paul (Donna) Gilles; step daughter Patty (Karl) Mulford; 3 grandsons; 2 granddaughters; 5 step grandsons and 5 step granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Gilles; daughter Patty Naylor; step daughter Pam Brown; her parents; 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

A celebration of life will be held from 2-4 pm Sunday April 9, 2017 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

Following the celebration of life the family will also receive friends from 4-6 pm in the Reception Center located on the Brunner Campus.

Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Painesville, OH.

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