Theresa Dudley

August 01, 1923 ‒ December 23, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Theresa Dudley, 97, of Galion passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Magnolia Terrace in Galion where she had been a resident for the past five years.

Born August 1, 1923 in Crestline, she was the daughter of Charles and Frances (Kurtzman) Gerster. She married Howard M. Dudley on October 23, 1955 and he preceded her on January 21, 2013.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion. Theresa worked as a bookkeeper at the Galion Inquirer and for her husband’s shoe store, the former J & H Shoe Shoppe.

Theresa was very creative and liked to entertain people with a joke. She enjoyed sewing and shopping and devoted most of her time to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by daughter Kimberly Furr of Pensacola, Florida; granddaughters Monique (Jesse) Delaney of Bucyrus and Bianca (Mike Garrison) Furr of Galion; grandsons Mario Torres and Joey Smolko, both of Pensacola, Florida; seven great grandchildren Paige, Kaydance, Brooklyn, Kiley, Tabitha, Chloe and Mila; brother Norman Gerster, of Crestline and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister Helen Gira and five brothers Vince, Howard, Charles, Elmer and Paul Gerster.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Theresa Dudley, and condolences may be made to them at


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  • to the entire Dudley family, I am so sorry to hear of Terri’s passing, she was such a classy lady, we had some good times with Biannca, Monique and Carrie’s shopping and lunch expeditions !. Hold your memories close to your heart. Out prayers and and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. The Charlie and Carol Clark Family

  • Kim, so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Such a classy lady. Remember seeing her every Sunday in church. My condolences on your loss.

  • Dear Kim and family,
    I was sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I know its been a long five years. She was a pip!! She and your dad were something back when we were in school.. some fun times. Take care, DeAnn Ventrone Mills

  • To the family of Nana, I’m so sorry for your loss. Nana was a wonderful woman who always had a smile on her face. She always made a point to stop and say hello on her way to Bianca’s house. So glad I had the honor of knowing such a tremendous woman! You all are in my heart and thoughts. Love you B, I’m here if you need anything at all!