Gail Lorraine (Sherrard) Tuttle, age 102, of Moravia, died on Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. She was born on August 27, 1910 in Plano, IA to James Theodore and Anna Mae (Dillon) Sherrard.
She graduated from Plano High School, class of 1928. She received her bachelor's degree in education from Simpson College in 1936. She married Karl Ensley Tuttle on June 20, 1943 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Moravia. They were blessed with one son, Terry. Karl died on March 17, 1974. Gail was a teacher in Plano and Moravia for over fifty years. She was the mayor of Moravia for eight years. Until her later years, she was an active member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Moravia, and was very instrumental in establishing senior meals. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, the Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Republican Party.
She is survived by one son, Terry (Karen) Tuttle of Albia, three grandchildren: Jeffrey (Espy) Tuttle of Albia, Jennie (Doug) Pistek of Albia, John (Julie) Tuttle of Carlisle, and four great grandchildren, Andrew, Anthony, Marilyn Tuttle, and Ashley Brennan. Gail is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Joe, two half sisters, Jenifer Green and Lucile Andre, adopted step-son Kenneth and great granddaughter, Taryn Suzanne Tuttle.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Grace United Methodist Church in Moravia with Pastor Cindy Finn officiating. Funeral Luncheon will follow services at the church. Burial will follow luncheon in Crossroads Cemetery near Plano. Visitation will be Friday, November 30, 2012 opening to the public at 1:00 pm and family will be present from 5-8 pm Friday evening at Sinnott Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Albia.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials directed to Grace United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall Building Fund. Online condolences may be left at sinnottfuneralhome.com.
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Definition of a true Christian: Gail Lorraine Sherrard Tuttle. A family without heat, Gail solicited donations to get it turned back on. A death in the family, Gail delivered food or wrote notes still kept by those ber... more
I met Gail on a geneology trip to Centerville. My mother was born in Centerville to John and Helene Dillon. My grandfather's father, James Arthur and Gail's mother were brother and sister. Gail invited me out to meet ... more
I was lucky to go and visit with Mrs. Tuttle a few years ago. She remembered me right away, which was such a pleasant surprise for me..I thought she was a wonderful teacher back in 1944-1948 at MHS.We chatted about whe... more
I will be hard to imagine Moravia and Appanoose County without Gail. She was my "go-to" person for family history or local history. My sympathies go to Terry and the entire family.
To me Gail was always the person you could rely upon. Besides that she was a great cook. I would always ask her how to make something. But, the most important was how she loved. She loved her husband, Carl, and her s... more
Gail and Karl took us under their wing in 1958 when we came to be minister at Grace UM church.We had veg.from their garden,strawberries and home made ice cream and all the milk we could use for out family. They were very... more