Mrs. Delma Louise Gaither, age 85, of Manchester, TN passed from this life
on Friday, February 19, 2021, at NHC in Tullahoma, TN.
She was born November 13, 1935 in Muncie, Indiana. Delma graduated from
Royerton High School, Royerton, Indiana, Class of ’53. Mrs. Gaither began
working in the offices of Beckett Bronze Company. She married Doyle “Buck”
Gaither, in the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Norris, July
15, 1961. The young couple made their home in Muncie, Indiana until
returning to Tennessee in their retirement years.
Mrs. Gaither was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle “Buck” Gaither;
parents, Herbert Dillion and Cleo Norris Wagner; a brother and sister. She
is survived by special friends, Dianne Swinford of New Market, AL, Carolyn
Swinford of Hazel Green, AL, Buster and Martha Dicus, Chuck and Martha
Taylor, her Church family at the Red Hill Church of Christ and many other
Delma was a quiet lady that was always anxious to help others. She was a
daily Bible reader and had read through the Bible many times. She was very
talented with crochet and other crafts. She took art classes and painted
many landscape scenes. She was a big fan of Indiana sports, both
basketball and football.
She inspired many by her life of patience and endurance.
Funeral services for Mrs. Gaither will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Tuesday,
February 23, 2021, at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial will follow in
Hopewell Cemetery. Gathering of friends will be held from 9:00 AM until
the time of services at the funeral home.
Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gaither family.