Loretta R. Needs, 71 of Baltimore, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at her residence. She was a member of the Amberly Garden Club.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Richard L. Needs; sons, William R. (Theresa) Needs of Bainbridge, Ohio and Charles Needs of Lancaster; daughter, Elizabeth (Brian) Runyon of Baltimore; six grandchildren, Kyle Needs, Christopher Kathy) Needs, Shawn Needs, Kelsey Needs, Ashlee Runyon and Chase Runyon; two great grandchildren, Dylan Needs and Connor Needs; brother, Brain Gatewood of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; sisters, Ruth
Ferdinand) Tellings of Lancaster, Roberta Gatewood of Pickerington, and Carla (Larry) Hoskins of Fredrickstown.
She was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Lindsey Needs and Hadyn Needs; parents, William and Viola Gatewood; three brothers, William P., James M., and Richard L. Gatewood. Funeral service will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. in the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, 207 S. Main St., Baltimore, with Pastor Tom Dove officiating. Burial to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Baltimore. Friends may visit Thursday from 2- 4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be given to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43229.