Gertrude Louise Priddy Nies, 85, of St. Armands Key, died Jan. 9.
Mrs. Nies was born Feb. 7, 1926, on Fowler, Ohio. She graduated from Capital University, in Columbus, and taught in Columbus city schools. She was a homemaker in Detroit, Falls Church, Va., and Miami before moving in 1980 to Sarasota.
Mrs. Nies is survived by her husband of 62 years, William Nies; daughter, Kathy Nies-Hepner, of Maurertown, Va.; son, Bill, of Columbus; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service was held Jan. 14, at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church. Internment will be in the columbarium at the church.
Toale Brothers Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Armands Key Lutheran Church Foundation.