Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Lois Grace Gallapoo Died Saturday Feb. 23 at Wooster Community Hospital. She was born October 24, 1933 at home in Valley City, Ohio. She was the fourth of six children born to Rupert A. Otterbacher and Grace C. (Shore) Otterbacher. She attended the Liverpool Twp. Schools graduating in 1951 in a class of eleven. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1955 with a Bachelor ™s degree in Education. Lois married David F. Gallapoo July 23, 1955 and taught at Joseph Hill School for elementary school-age children with special needs in Ft. Smith Arkansas where Dave was serving in the U.S Army. In 1956, Lois and Dave were hired by Wooster City Schools and Lois taught Speech and Hearing at all levels for five years. Lois is survived by her husband Dave, daughter Amy Redmond (Joe Duda), sons Dale (Vicki) Gallapoo and Matt Gallapoo (Darlene Casto), grandchildren Holly (Jeremy) Pope, Katie Redmond all of Wooster, and David E. and Clara Gallapoo of Columbus. Brothers Gaylord (Barbara) Otterbacher of Stoutsville, OH, and Gerald (Penny) Otterbacher of Litchfield, OH and sister Carol (Roger) Morlock of Abbeyville, OH. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she is preceeded in death by brothers Melvin and Curtis Otterbacher. Lois held several memberships including Life Membership of the Greater Ohio Showmen ™s Association (GOSA), which recognized her as Showperson of the Year in 2006 and Lifetime Achievement in 2009. She was recognized by The P.E.O Sisterhood Chapter AP, with Honorary Golden Membership for dedication to that organization. She was also a member of the Flora Lynn Garden Club and was a past member of the AAUW and Quota Club. After teaching Lois was active in the Outdoor Amusement Industry for over 50 years and in the Auction business for 40 years with Dave. Beyond her family her greatest joy was making cotton candy and candy apples for kids at Ohio and Michigan fairs and festivals. Lois ™ cremains will be inurned at the family plot at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 2 at 11 a.m at Zion Lutheran Church 2233 Abbeyville Rd. Valley City, Ohio, Rev. Michael Koch Officiant. The family will greet friends and relatives one hour prior to the service and at lunch in the church immediately following. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Rupert Otterbacher Scholarship fund of GOSA P.O Box 2448 Zanesville, Ohio 43702 or the PEO Sisterhood Chapter AP in care of Louise Plusquellec, 208 Oakley Rd. Wooster, Oh 44691 or a favorite charity.   McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster, Ohio 44691 is assising the family with arrangements.

Memorial Contributions
Rupert Otteerbacher Scholarship Fund of GOSA, PO Box 2448, Zanesville, OH 43702 or the PEO Sisterhood, Chapter AP, c/o Louise Plusquellec, 208 Oakley Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or a favorite charity

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 2233 Abbeyville Rd., Valley City, OH

1 hour prior to the service at the church


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