Elsie (Ishmael) Bretz

Born: Sun., Feb. 25, 1934
Died: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018


6:00 PM Thu., Oct. 18, 2018
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

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Elsie Bretz, 84, wife of the late Chester Bretz, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at her home.

Born February 25, 1934 to the late Levi & Ethel Bailey Ishmael, she was a native of Nicholas Co. and a longtime employee of Clay Seed. Elsie greatly enjoyed spending time with her beloved family.

Survivors are her children: Vicky Harney, Rechia (Dennis) Joseph, Dale (Michelle) Bretz, David Bretz and Angie (Mark) Earlywine; a daughter-in-law, Carol Bretz; 14 grandchildren: Sherry Berryman, Shawn & Crystal Harney, Chris & Dwight Gillispie, Josh Bretz, Vanessa Lemire, Darren & Tyler Bretz, Emily, Griffin & Mallori Bretz and Shelbi & Shayla Robinson, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were 2 sons: Dewayne & Michael Chester Bretz; a son-in-law, Sonny Harney; a granddaughter, Robin Ring; 3 brothers: Robert, Preston & Frankie Ishmael; and 2 sisters: Katherine Mullins & Alma Curry.

Services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, October 19, 2018 at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by Rev. Gaylord Gillispie. Burial will follow in Carlisle Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6:00 P.M. Thursday.

Charitable donations may be made in Elsie's memory to the following organization:

Bluegrass Hospice Care
1317 US Highway 62 East, Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
Tel: 859-234-6462

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Stephanie Livingood Torres
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
Sherry, Shawn, Crystal, and Vicky, you and the entire family are in my thoughts. Sending prayers of peace and strength to you all.
Knowing who was there to greet her at the pearly gates makes me smile (and cry).
All my love,

Mary Martin
   Posted Tue October 16, 2018
So sorry Angie and the rest of the family, may God Bless you and be with you during this time.

judy L mcnabb
   Posted Thu October 18, 2018
Sorry for loss . Prayers for the family. From Greg and Judy McNabb

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