Monday, June 20th, 2011
Cletus John Gariety, 94, Celina, died June 19, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Sept. 10, 1916, in Newport to Frank Henry and Grace Elizabeth Miller Gariety. He married Helen Burton Gariety, who died in 1992.
Surviving is a son, Pat (Patti) Gariety, Celina; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, Michael Gariety; a daughter, Brenda Yaney; and seven siblings, Agnes Gariety, Francis Gariety, Leonard Gariety, Ruth Catherine Gariety, Lloyd James Gariety, Irene Catherine Gariety and Mildred Mary Gariety Bernholt.
He had been a driver for Thermogas and had worked 27 years as an inspector in quality control at the former Huffy plant. He served in North Africa with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Celina Veterans of Wars Post.
Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at W. H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Matt Overman officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Celina VFW.
Condolences may be left at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.