Lucy L. Gerken (1955 – 2015)

Lucy Louise Gerken WEBLucy Louise Gerken, age 59, of Archbold, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Prior to her retirement in 2005 she had worked for LaChoy Food Products in Archbold for 30 years.

Lucy was born in South Charleston, West Virginia on July 15, 1955, the daughter of Allen and Virginia (Hensley) Wileman. On December 14, 1985 she married Roger Gerken, and he survives. Lucy enjoyed gardening and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Surviving is her husband, Roger; daughter, Andrea Pluto of Oak Harbor, OH; two sons, Jaycee (Buffy) Riley and Joe (Amber) Riley, both of Archbold. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, and siblings, Allen “Bud” (Becky) Wileman, Jr. of St. Albans, WV, Lois “Sue” (Rick) Stancill of Robersonville, NC, Delbert Wileman of St. Albans, WV, Eleanor Stambaugh of St. Albans, WV, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Elsie Leggett and brother-in-law, Oscar Stambaugh.

Visitation for Lucy will be held from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. on Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold. The funeral service will follow immediately after at 4:00 P.M., with the Rev. Alva Martis, officiating. Interment will be private.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to family choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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