Gaye Dawn Griesemer

Gaye Dawn Griesemer, age 81 of rural Olney, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 in Lawrenceville at the United Methodist Village-South Campus. She was born June 20, 1936 in Olney to Donald and Dorothy (Brush) Smith.

On January 9 of 1956, Omer Griesemer married Gaye Brush, and he survives.

Gaye was a long-time member of Olive Branch United Methodist Church, worked for many years as a Registered Nurse, and was a dedicated homemaker to her family. Gaye seemed to always have kids around and truly enjoyed family reunions and get togethers.

Surviving family includes: her husband of 61 years- Omer Griesemer of rural Olney: four children- Cheri Taylor and husband Terry, Ken Griesemer and wife Teria, Donald Griesemer, and Jon Griesemer and wife Amanda: eight grandchildren: fifteen great-grandchildren: and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Jesse Earnst.

A funeral service will be held for Gaye Dawn Griesemer at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Visitation will also be at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time at noon. Burial will take place at Otterbein Cemetery south of Claremont.

Memorial contributions can be made to Petrolia United Methodist Church or Olive Branch United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be sent to the family at