Geraldine Hershiser

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 11/17/2008 14:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 11/18/2008 11:00:00

Geraldine “Gerry” Hershiser, age 64, of Willard, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2008 at her home, following a 4 year battle with cancer. She was born October 21, 1944 at the Norwalk Memorial Hospital, to the late Raymond and Lucy Worcester. She was a graduate of Willard High School and worked for 29 years at MTD in Willard, before retiring in 2005. Gerry was an avid baker, always trying new recipes. She enjoyed gardening, canning and spending time with family and friends. But her greatest joy was spending time with her 7 grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Ronnie, whom she married on October 17, 1964; son, Jeff (Lisa) Hershiser of Tampa, Florida and their children, Madison, Joshua and Jacob; daughter, Joanie Ebert of Columbus and her children, Jarryd, Jeremy, Jordyn and Allyson; six sisters, Myrtle Daniel of New Washington, Doris Howell of Monroeville, Patricia Ruggles of New London, Peggy Warzinack of Torrington, Wyoming, Jean Bernard of Willard and Judy Eckstein of Findley; five brothers, Richard Worcester of Norwalk, Ken Worcester of Greenwich, Bill Worcester of Monroeville, Dale Worcester of Monroeville and Ron Worcester of Willard.
Pall Bearers will be Dale Worcester, Luke Worcester, Tom Brause, Zeb Worcester, Jarryd Ebert and Jeremy Ebert.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Lucy Worcester; brothers, Harold and Russell Worcester and her sisters, Betty Winston and Marie Fagen.
Visitation will be Monday, November 17th from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where the funeral service will be Tuesday, November 18th at 11 A.M. with Rev. Mitchell Jason officiating. Burial will be at the Greenfield Township Cemetery in Steuben, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, Gerry wishes for donations to be made to Stein Hospice of Sandusky. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Gina Lillo - Nov 22, 2008 sorry to hear about your mom..I know how hard it is losing a parent..I just lost my Dad Oct. 14, 2008! know that you are in my thoughts & prayers! God bless you!
Gina Lillo

Chris Daniel - Nov 20, 2008

Ronnie, Jeff, Joanie and the Worcester family, My deepest sympathy to your family on the loss of Gerri. My memories of her sense of humor at all the family gatherings will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you from Massachusetts. Chris Daniel

Kim Combs - Nov 18, 2008

May the Lord wrap His loving arms around each and everyone of you as you go through this sad and hard time to give you peace and comfort. I pray that He continues to guide and protect each and everyone of you not only today but everyday–you are all in my prayers–and Miss Judy may the Lord give you peace within your heart–We know that He hears our prayers and we know that He does answer–Praise the Lord–For in His son Jesus name we do pray–amen amen–I am praying

Kathe (Koppler) Graham - Nov 17, 2008

Ronnie and Family,
I was sorry to learn of the passing of your wife. She will be missed by all. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be by your side at this time of sorrow.

Steven Daniel - Nov 17, 2008

To the Hershiser/Worcester Family: It was sad to hear the news of Gerri’s death. I am sending my thoughts and prayers from Chicago to you in Willard. Steven Daniel

Susie (Adams) Peck - Nov 16, 2008

Ronnie and Family; I just learned today of your loss and want to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. It’s been many years since we’ve touched base and I am so sorry it has to be at such a sad time. Please know my prayers for strength and comfort are with you and yours. Susie (Adams) Peck

Linda (Mosley) Shorter - Nov 15, 2008

Ronnie and family, My sincere sympathy goes out to you at this very sad time. I haven’t seen any of you for years but have alot of fond memories of Gerri both in school and working at MTD. May Peace be with you knowing she isn’t suffering anymore. God Bless and take care of you all.

Rita (Reed)Faidley - Nov 14, 2008

Ronnie and Family
I was shocked to read that your beautiful wife had passed away today.
She was a great lady and will be missed by all her family and friends.
Just know that your all in our thoughts and prayers.
Rita and Michael

Kelly (O'Brien) Hicks - Nov 14, 2008

Jeff & Family,
So sorry to hear about your mom. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Kelly Hicks &
Your friends from
WHS Class of 1984