Gwen L. Mulford
1931 - 2020
BORN
August 5, 1931
DIED
December 29, 2020
Gwen L. Mulford

Born: August 5, 1931

Died: December 29, 2020

MUNCIE, Indiana – Gwen L. Mulford, 89, passed away Tuesday afternoon, December 29, 2020, at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born on August 5, 1931 in Rockford, Illinois the daughter of Clayton and Ethel (Harnish) Gipson. Gwen graduated from Oregon High School in 1949 in Oregon, Illinois and later married the love of her life, Richard "Dick" Mulford in 1951 and he preceded her in death in 2007. While Dick was in the Air Force, Gwen was able to be with him in El Paso, Texas where she did secretarial work and they also ran a trailer court. There, two sons Richard and Bradley were born. They moved back to Oregon where Sue Ann was born.

Gwen was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting afghans and china painting. She was an active member of the Center Chapel United Methodist Church, Muncie where she volunteered at the clothing pantry, participated in the (BSF) Bible Study Fellowship, was a member of the Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary. When she was of working age, had worked for the Kable Printing Company in Mt. Morris, Illinois, and the Oregon Republican Reporter Newspaper.

Survivors include two sons, Richard O. Mulford (Tracey), Chandler, Oklahoma and Bradley C. Mulford, Muncie; one daughter, Sue A. Terry (Tom), Muncie; ten grandchildren, Julia Michelle Hibbs (Luke), Emily Anne Sweet (Nick), Richard Jordan E. Mulford, Stacie Bussell, Stephanie Renee? Owens (Mack), Austin Clay Mulford, Natalie Janine Milakis (Josh), Clarissa Gwen Terry, Andrea Lewis (Toby) and Angela Gamble; several great and great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband of 56 years, Richard, she is preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Connie Ilene Mulford; and a grandson, Collin Ray Mulford.

A private family funeral service will be held at the Center Chapel United Methodist Church, 900 W. Royerton Rd., Muncie, IN 47303, with Pastor Damon Soper officiating. Parson Mortuary Cremation Center is entrusted with these arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Center Chapel United Methodist Church parking lot fund.

Online condolences may be made to the family in care of www.parsonmortuary.com.

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Published by Ogle County News on Jan. 8, 2021.
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Sue, Brad and Dick. So sorry to hear the news that your dear Mom Gwen passed away. She was indeed SOMETHING. I, too, will never forget her smile and how much I loved when your family lived up the road from our family, because Mrs.Mulford was just the kindest, sweetest Mom around! I fondly remember watching the afternoon “soaps” with her. I was just a kid. But she always welcomed me in with open arms, friendly conversations and snacks, of course. I know you’ll all miss her so very much...such a beautiful soul.
Barb
Neighbor
January 3, 2021
We are very sorry to hear about your mother. We all have wonderful memories of Dick and Gwen as our neighbors. What loving and giving hearts they both had. Sue, I am glad our paths crossed that I was able to get to see you and your mom at the pumpkin patch. Our deepest sympathy and thoughts to all the family. Blessings to all. David and Cathy Lennon and extended family.
Cathy
Friend
January 3, 2021
She was a beautiful lady and lm so blessed to know her
Mary Bailey
January 1, 2021
Sue, I am sorry to read about your mother's passing. What a wonderful, classy, considerate lady and mother. I always appreciated her visiting my father, as did he. I live in Florida now and will not be able to attend. God Bless and you are in my thoughts and prayers. She will be missed by many. Will
william statom
Friend
January 1, 2021