Gwendolyn J. Bailey
September 05, 1937 ‒ August 25, 2014
Gwendolyn J. Bailey, age 76 of Delaware passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 following a brief illness.
She was born in Westerville on September 5, 1937 to the late R. Gordon and Mary Jane (Johnson) Walker. A graduate of Big Walnut High School in 1955, she met Marvin Bailey at a square dance during her school years. They were married shortly after and together shared 58 wonderful years, caring for the needs of each other and raising a family.
After her children were raised, she became a librarian for Carlisle and Willis Schools. Through her 26 years with the Delaware City School System, she took pleasure in seeing the accomplishments of the many students who passed through her library doors and was grateful for any affect she had upon them.
Gwen was a devoted member of Grace United Methodist Church, sang in the church choir, and was active in the Worth While Sunday school class and numerous committees of the church. A woman of kindness and compassion, she was always concerned about the needs of others and especially her family.
Hard to pick a favorite, everything she cooked was wonderful. She also possessed a strong work ethic. She enjoyed reading and traveling, family trips to Gatlinburg will always remain special. Forever a proud librarian, she will be remembered for her caring ways and love of family.
Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband Marvin, sons Bruce of Delaware, Keith of Gahanna, Rev. Steve (Marcie) Bailey of Independence, 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild with one more expected, sister Wanda Mantor of Sunbury, brothers Don (Sylvia) Walker of Columbus, Dale Walker of Sunbury, and a host of friends.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Grace United Methodist Church, 385 E. William St., Delaware where services celebrating the life of Gwendolyn Bailey will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday with Rev. David Carter and Rev. Don Lockwood officiating. Burial will follow in Trenton Cemetery, Condit. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com