Gwen L. Mulford, 89, passed away Tuesday afternoon, 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.
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