Gwendolyn V. Burd, 90

Gwendolyn V. Burd, 90, of 1013 Cleveland Ave. in St. Marys, died at 12:01 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her residence.

She was born on Jan. 10, 1924, in St. Marys, to Russell H. and Mabel M. (Parke) Young Sr.

On April 10, 1948, in Decatur, Ind., she married Harry L. Burd, Sr., who died on Dec. 1, 2005.

She is survived by two daughters, Gwen Sharp  of St. Marys and Lynne Taylor  of St. Marys; a son, Scott (Jessica Williams) Burd  of St. Marys; a stepdaughter, Judy Burd  of Atlanta, Ga.; a stepson, Harry Burd Jr.,  of St. Marys; 19 grandchildren;   16 great-grandchildren;   three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lahoma Frederick  of Eastover, S.C. and Laura Lee Bricker  of Greenville and one brother, Russell Young  of Van Wert.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Mabel Young Sr., husband Harry Burd Sr., daughter Jan Grooms, stepson Clayton Eugene Burd, three sisters, Delores Knapp, Marcedis Miller and Koneta Young and three brothers, James Young, Paul Young and Ronald Young.

She was a 1941 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.

She was a homemaker. In her younger years, she had worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and Crane and McMahon Co. Spoke Works, both in St. Marys.

Her favorite pastimes included making crafts, solving crossword puzzles, tending to her plants and flowers and spending time with her loving and supportive family.

Rites are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Ohio 703 West Chapel, in St. Marys, the Rev. Brian Boatright, officiating.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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