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Gayle Margaret (Steiger) Oursler

January 26, 1939 ~ November 28, 2020 (age 81)

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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 Hamilton 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 ( and/or a local church food pantry or animal shelter is appreciated.





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