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Gayle Margaret Oursler



Gayle Margaret Steiger Oursler, age 81, of Rutherfordton, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at her residence with loved ones at her side.  A native of Butler County, Ohio, born on January 26, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Ralph A. and Mary E. Steiger. 


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell H. Oursler, Jr.; and one son, Russell H. Oursler, III.


Gayle and her late husband were married 48 (+) years.  She loved to sew, being around family and friends, enjoyed gardening, bowling, baking, driving a school bus, and helping others to achieve their goals. Gayle worked at a local hardware store in Severna Park, MD for 25 (+) years before retiring.


The family will be holding a small celebration of Gayle’s life at a later date, to be determined.  Family and friends wishing to leave a thought and/or memory are encouraged to do so by clicking on "tribute wall" above the obituary.


In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Building 1, Asheville, North Carolina 28801 (www.cancer.org) and/or a local church food pantry or animal shelter is appreciated.





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Our condolences to the family. We have many wonderful memories of Mom, Dad and the family over the years. I will truly miss our friendship. May God bless her and all of you.
Love, Louise and Ralph

Louise Monaco Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

Please know that the staff of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills is thinking of you and your family.
Susan Messer
Bereavement Volunteer

Susan Messer Dec 10 2020 12:00 AM

Was very saddened to learn of your mother's sudden and untimely passing. She was a truly beautiful person inside and out. Extending heartfelt sympathy, prayers and love to the entire family.

Gigi Gromack Dec 9 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Gayle's passing. She was always such a truly nice person.

Gordon Clement Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. This has been a difficult year and I know how you are feeling since I lost my mom as well. But, I find that the fond memories are what makes me at peace. Cherish those wonderful times and pull them closer to your heart when it aches.
My prayers be with you all.
Love, Tina Porter (ICC)

Tina Porter Dec 4 2020 12:00 AM

Wendy, sending out love and prayers for you and family on the loss of your mother. Heartfelt sympathies.
Joe Greene (WNCW)

Joe Greene Dec 4 2020 12:00 AM