Gayle L. O’Risky, age 85 passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021. Gayle was born on March 27, 1936 to Herman and Lora Mae (Tolliver) Wood in Evansville, Indiana.
Gayle loved to travel, her favorite places were Florida, Branson, and Eufaula, Alabama. She enjoyed vegetable gardening and canning, crocheting, painting shirts, and animals especially horses. Gayle was a true Christian woman volunteering at the church in the Social Ministry and working with the Orphan Grain Train helping to send clothing, blankets, and other needed items to people in need throughout the world. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her granddaughter Jaycee. Gayle is survived by her loving husband Jim; son Jeff O’Risky (Dana); daughter Jaime Ames (Benny); grandson Beau; many nieces and nephews and her special friend Dottie Kahre.
In keeping with Gayle’s wishes, services will be private.