Gilbert Duane Bemis, 89, passed away April 30, 2016 after a brief illness at his home. He was born January 30, 1937 to the late Ernest & Melissa Mangas Bemis. Gilbert worked at Cal-Maine Foods for 29 years and Van Leer in Greenville, Ohio. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #289 Versailles, Ohio, and lifelong member of the First Christian Church Union City, Indiana.
He is survived by; a son, Michael Bemis of Union City, Ohio; 6 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; brother, Donald (Mary) Bemis of Versailles, Ohio; nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded by; his parents; 1st wife, Alberta (Ary) Bemis, 2nd wife; Mary (Baker) Bemis; daughter, Rhoda Baker; son, Steven Bemis; 10 brothers and 3 sisters.
Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday May 14, 2016 at the First Christian Church of Union City, Indiana with Rev. Harold Libert officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com. Reichard Funeral Home Inc. Union City, Indiana entrusted with arrangements.