Orma Gaston, 85

Orma J. Gaston, 85, formerly of Urbana, died at 2:59 pm, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Wabash. 

She was born Aug. 6, 1934, in Denver, to Grimes and Edna (Dawalt) Derck.

Orma married Max R. Gaston in Wabash, on April 4, 1952; he died Oct. 28, 2009.

She retired from Wabash Magnetics after 35 years. She was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ and a former member of the Ladies Night Out club. She enjoyed the holidays, gardening, especially in her iris bed, and her kitty cat. Orma was a longtime resident of Urbana.

She is survived by three sons, Max R. (Ginny) Gaston and Grimes B. "Richard" Gaston, both of Wabash, and Larry D. (Sherry Smith) Gaston of Huntington; four grandchildren, Grimes Russell "Rusty" (Jennifer) Gaston of Wabash, Jamie Gaston of Denver, Jessica Gaston of Wabash, and Matthew Russell (Sara) Gaston of Ashdown, Ark., 11 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Jim (Robin) Derck of LaFontaine, and Bob (Sue) Derck of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash with David Stokes officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. 

Visitation was  Thursday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Orma may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Nov 06