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Gretchen Katherine Angus

Gretchen Katherine Angus, formerly of Warren County, passed away on June 1. She was a retired school counselor, having attended to the needs of children and their families at Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary and most recently at Decherd Elementary in Franklin County. Her love for children was a natural expression of her faith. She never failed to respond to names of endearment such as “Momma,” “Gretch,” and “Grammie.”

Mrs. Gretchen found fulfillment as a partner in life and in ministry with her pastor-husband, Rev. Dr. Steven Angus. Together they offered the love of Jesus at New Providence, McMinnville First, Calvary in Nashville, and presently Winchester First United Methodist Church. Her desire to help others continues as she assists Vanderbilt Medical Center as a whole-body donor.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Angus is survived by their children, Matt (Casey) Angus, CPL USMC James David (Emily) Richardson, Amanda (MSgt Brett) Massey, Captain Dr. Nat (Rachel) Angus, Mary (Josh) Wanamaker, and Lydia Angus. She is also survived by sister Sharon Andersen and 10 grandchildren, her nieces and nephews, Eddie, Jessie, Ryan, and Lizzie, found an open door at Aunt Gretch’s and Uncle Steve’s home.

A celebration of life will occur June 19, at 2 p.m. at Winchester, First United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at noon. The dress code is bright colors of any sort except black. Memorials can be made to the Gretchen Angus Memorial Fund of FUMC at P.O. Box 427, Winchester, TN 37398, or by texting “give” to 931-263-1105 and follow prompts or online at

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 11, 2021