TERRE HAUTE —
Gertrude Earls, 86, of Terre Haute, passed away at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Southwood Nursing Home in Terre Haute.
She was born on May 3, 1927 in Terre Haute to Jonas Martin Earls and Anna Maude Webster Earls.
She is survived by two nieces, Shirley Anne Tidmore of Carrolton, Ga., and Ellen Sue Roberts and her husband, Mike of Terre Haute; one sister-in-law, Ruth Earls of Terre Haute; three cousins, Nancy Gregg and her husband, Clyde of Rockville, Barbara Claybaugh of Burben, and Carolyn Marquis of Terre Haute; three great-nephews, Rusty Rankin of Statesboro, Ga., Andy Roberts of Mishawaka and Mike Roberts and his wife, Erica of Lakeland, Fla.; one great-niece, Amy Jo Armstrong and her husband, Dustin of Pimento; 11 great-great-nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, May Jackson of Clinton.
Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Harold Earls and William Earls. Funeral services for Gertrude will be 10 a.m. on Monday in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Phillip Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasantview Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and prior to services Monday.