She worked for many years in the health care industry and retired from Coppinger’s dietary department after several years of service.
She enjoyed yard sales and meeting new people.
She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Gregory; parents, Gideon Whalen and Lilly Carden Whalen; two brothers: Ulys Whalen and Kenny Whalen; and one sister, Blanche Yates.
She is survived by her daughter, Lillian Diane Placek and fiancé, Bruce Bish of Cleveland; one son, Kenneth “Bert” and wife Donna Weaver of Carpentersville, Ill.; one sister, Margaret and husband Gene Hargraves of Ringgold; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Athens, with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
Her family will receive friends Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Gregory family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.