Gertrude Wotring

Gertrude ‘Gertie’ H. Wotring, 96 of Blissfield, passed away July 27, 2014 at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born August 1, 1917, in Blissfield, to Grace (Bowman) and Pearl Knapp. Gertie graduated from Blissfield High School in 1935 and later married James Samuel Wotring in Angola, Ind. He preceded her in death in 1969.

Gertie’s love was her family and the farm. She loved raising her flower gardens and golf. Her great grandchildren were her life. Gertie had a special relationship with her step mother, Chloe Knapp, and took care of her until her death; Chloe lived to be over 100.

Survivors include her sister, Margaret Dusha from California; her grandchildren, James Brennan of Blissfield and Janelle (Todd) De Lano of Phoenix, Ariz.; great grandchildren, Zoe Brennan, Danielle, Taylor and Nathaniel De Lano. Besides her parents and husband, Jim, Gertie was preceded in death by a son, James; a daughter, Beverly; a granddaughter, Tammie Brennan and a great grandson, Cody Brennan.

All services for Gertie will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association or to the Make A Wish Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel where online condolences may be shared at