HarrodConnie M. Gossard, 60, died at 11:29 p.m. Oct. 20, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.She was born Nov. 20, 1950, in Lima to Harold B. and Creta K. King Gossard, who preceded her in death. Miss Gossard retired as a first-grade teacher from Upper Scioto Valley schools after 32 years. She was a member of Hardin And Allen County Retired Teachers. She had been a faithful member of West Newton United Methodist Church, West Newton.Survivors include a brother, Ronald W. (Sally) Gossard, of Fairfield; four nieces, Jennifer (Braden) McMahon, Tonya (Stephen) Zerkle and Megan (Mark) Chapman, all of Cincinnati, and Angela Gossard, of Fairfield; and three great-nieces and -nephews, Riley McMahon, Aiden Zerkle and Lilliann Zerkle.Services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada. The Rev. Tom Casey will officiate. Burial will be in West Newton Cemetery, West Newton.Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday and until time of services Monday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Scioto Valley School Library.Condolences may be sent to email@example.com.