Gertrude C. Lord, Saginaw, Michigan

Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went home to be with the Lord on October 1, 2009, at the age of 100 years. Gertrude C. Barrett was born October 11, 1908, in Calumet, MI to the late Horace and Josephine (Tornberg) Barrett. She married Frank C. Lord in Calumet, MI on November 10, 1934, he predeceased her in 1994. She was a member of Ames United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Order of the Eastern Star, Martha Washington Chapter. She is survived by her son Don (Wanda) Lord of Saginaw; daughter-in-law, Kay Hoffman of Saginaw; son-in-law, Ted Pratt of Saginaw; grandchildren, Mike (Kathy) Pratt of Saginaw, Lynn (Mike) Schick of Rowlette, TX, Kristina (John) Schnepf of Saginaw, Robert Lord of Saginaw and Steve (Barbara) Lord of Traverse City; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Lauren and Garrett Schick, Michele, Melissa and Megan Pratt, Katie and Libby Schnepf, Jack Barrett Lord. She was predeceased by her sons Robert and Bruce Lord; her daughter Janet Pratt; and a brother Ellsworth Barrett. The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff and caregivers at Shattuck Manor (especially Brenda) for their exceptional care. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 5, 2009, at Ames United Methodist Church, 801 State St. Rev. Mark A. Karls will officiate with entombment to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at W.L. Case & Company 4480 Mackinaw Rd. on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to Ames United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.