Gwendolyn F. Day, 87, of Minerva, and a longtime Dellroy resident, died suddenly Sunday evening, Dec. 9, 2012, in the Minerva Eldercare nursing facility. Gwen had been living in Minerva with her daughter Connie for the last several years.
She was born Jan. 22, 1925, in Magnolia, and was the daughter of the late John "Dewey" and Gladys Sprankle Collins. Her husband, Owen C. Day, whom she married Feb. 1, 1942, passed away on Dec. 21, 2004. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Jay Collins; and a son-in-law, Fred Morris.
Gwen was a longtime member of the Dellroy United Methodist Church and had recently been attending the First Christian Church at Minerva. She was a member of the Dellroy United Methodist Women, and was a member and past noble grand of the Orange Rebekah Lodge 784 at Dellroy. She was a former 4-H advisor for the former Dellroy-B Square Club, a position she held for 15 years. Gwen dearly loved her two canine best friends, Lucky and Xavier.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs, Richard (Kay) Onstott, of Dellroy, and Connie Morris, of Minerva; her beloved grandchildren Mrs. Joe (Vicki) Fewkes of New Philadelphia, Rick Morris of Minerva, Stephanie Morris and Justin Tomako of Ambridge, Pa., and Lindsay Morris of Tiffin; her new great-grandson, Taylor Fewkes; and a step-great-grandson, Tyler Fewkes.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with Pastor Ralph Norman officiating. Interment will follow in the Baxter's Ridge Cemetery near New Harrisburg in Harrison Township. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., in the funeral home. Gwen's family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude towards the staff at Minerva Eldercare and the Aultman Dialysis Center on West Tuscarawas Street in Canton for their kindness, friendship, and gentle care. To leave an online condolence message, please see the funeral home website at www.baxter-gardner.com.