Gertrude Elizabeth Crofoot, age 90, passed away peacefully at her home on July 17, 2020. She was a lifelong resident of Perry, she was born, August 20, 1929 the daughter of August and Alice (Kellog) Bittig. She married the late Roderick G. Crofoot Sr. on May 3, 1948 in Painesville.
A 1947 graduate of Perry High School Gertrude retired from Paisley Farms in Mentor. She also worked for the Perry Schools as a cook in the cafeteria. She loved traveling and spending time with her family.
She leaves behind sons, Roderick Jr. (Betty), John (Fran) and Wade (Connie) Crofoot; daughters, Sharon Bevington, Jennie (Kenneth) Drain, Penny (Andrew) Harris and Kimberly (Robb) Cupp; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Ed Bittig; and sisters, Carolyn Chapman and Pat Boehnke and her dog Roxy. She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law George Bevington; sisters, Evelyn, Marion, Grace, Florence, Charlotte and Doris; brother, Robert.
A Graveside Service will take place at 10 am Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery, River Street in Madison Village. Pastor Stoney Drain of Painesville Baptist Church will officiate the Service. Contributions may be made in Gertrude’s Name to Hospice of the Western Reserve Inc. PO Box 72101 Cleveland, OH 44192.
Those in attendance are strongly encouraged to follow current pandemic guidelines for Covid-19, wear masks, and practice social distancing.
The Behm Family Funeral home of Madison is assisting the family. Online obituary and condolences may be viewed at www.behmfuneral.com