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Norma A. Gels

January 28, 1934 — April 19, 2021

Norma A. Gels, age 87, of Eaton, OH passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on January 28, 1934 in Eaton, OH to the late Emile and Elma (Ross) Straight.  She was a member of Visitation Catholic Church in Eaton and St. Anne’s Sodality.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Tom Hayes; sisters Vera Phibbs and Mary Lee Miller; and brother Joe C. Staight.  She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert Gels of Eaton; daughter Jane (Ron) Mobley of Eaton; son Jeff (Teresa) Gels of Eaton; daughter-in-law Marie Hayes; grandchildren: Emily (Kevin) Schaeffer, Carrie (Bryan) Baldwin, Erin (Angus) Acton, Tommy Hayes, Jr., Jacob (Katie) Hayes, Nikki (Aaron) Ivey, Annika Gels, J.T. Gels; 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 26, 2021 at the Visitation Catholic Church, 407 East Main St., Eaton, OH with Father David Doseck officiating.  Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Anne’s Sodality or Buckeye State Sheriff Association in Memory of Tom Hayes.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
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