Gaye E. Combs

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“alignnone size-medium wp-image-684493″ src=”http://d14e0irai0gcaa.cloudfront.net/www.tribtoday.com/images/2016/10/11210404/obi-Combs-Gaye-E-334×500.jpg” alt=”obi-combs-gaye-e” width=”334″ height=”500″ />NEWTON FALLS — Gaye E. Combs, 75, of Newton Falls, went to see Jesus Friday Oct. 7, 2016, where she received her “New Skinny Body”!

Gaye was born Sept. 13, 1941, to Harry and Lucille Lettie, who proceeded her in death.

Gaye enjoyed 50 wonderful years with Jerry, the love of her life. Gaye and Jerry lovingly opened their home and their hearts to 86 foster children over the course of 30 years. She was a member of the First Church of God Newton Falls, where she was a faithful and dedicated servant. Gaye enjoyed crafting and crocheting, especially doing plastic canvas items which she would make and give away hundreds of every year when she and Jerry would go to North Carolina to the cove for a bible conference. She was the most loving, gracious, caring, kind and selfless woman to ever live. Gaye enjoyed or loved playing shanghi rummy, which the family played every holiday. Gaye actually won two games. She would rarely win, but enjoyed playing. Gaye will be missed by so many friends and also strangers, because she never knew a stranger!

Gaye leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Jerry Combs; their daughter, Cassi (Calvin Law) Bishop of Akron; their three amazing grandsons, Chandler Bishop of Akron, Dalton (Rachel) Bishop of Columbus and Peighton Bishop of Newton Falls; the three boys’ father, Ron Bishop; her sisters, Darlene Lettie of Warren and Charlene Crissman of Champion; and brother, Lloyd (Anne) Lettie of Southington. Also, an adopted daughter, Susan (Richard) Jones and their children, Kayla, Brittney, Kendra, Marie and Jordan, and a great-granddaughter, Abbagail, all of Tennessee.

Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, until time of noon funeral services at the First Church of God, 429 W. Broad Street, Newton Falls.

At her request, cremation will follow. She will be laid to rest in the Newton Falls Cemetery on Ridge Road.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home, Ravenna, where condolences and memories of Gaye may be shared with the family at wwwsscfuneralhomes.

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