Grant, Myrtle Wilhelm (2008)

Obituary of Myrtle Wilhelm Gant ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mrs. Myrtle Wilhelm Gant, age 79 of Marion passed away following an extended illness on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at the Brian Center in Weaverville where she had resided for the last several years.  A native of Gloucester County, NJ, Myrtle was born on March 24, 1929 to the late F. A. Wilhelm and Florence Shedd Wilhelm.  She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Marion.  She served with her husband many years with the American Missionary Fellowship, formerly the American Sunday School Union.  Her husband of 47 years, Earl L. Gant preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Richard Gant and his wife Jackie of Marion, David Gant and his wife Jean Ann of Rock Hill, SC and Les Gant and his wife Melessia of Marion; a sister Esther Smith of New Jersey; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Saturday November 8, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. in Cross Memorial Park with Rev. Phillip Sealy officiating.  The family received friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Westmoreland Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Missionary Fellowship at PO Box 370 Villanova, PA 19085.

An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday November 12, 2008 Volume 14 # 45