Gwendolyn S. Poland

January 25, 1954 ‒ October 06, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Gwendolyn S. Poland, age 67, of Mount Vernon, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  She was born on January 25, 1954, in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late Robert L. and Erma (Davis) Jones.

Gwen graduated from Mount Vernon High School and soon after met the love of her life, James Poland.  She was a homemaker and cherished the time raising her son Vince.  Her greatest joy in life was watching her grandchildren grow and play sports.

Gwen is survived by her son, Vinson (Andrea) Poland; grandchildren, Ryann Mackenzie Poland, Alexander James “A.J.” Poland, Hendrix Poland; a sister, Debbie (Ken) Schwab; brothers, Robert (Martha) Jones, Brent Jones; canine companion, Barnie; several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Gwen is preceded in death by her husband, James “Animal” Poland.

A celebration of life service will take place at a later date at Ebenezer Cemetery.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Gwendolyn S. Poland.

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  • Vinson, what a great loss to you. God bless you.
    My sister Gwen! Such a great woman. Did for others all the time. Such a wonderful woman!
    She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

  • So sorry for you loss. Lots of memories at Grandpas at Christmas Eve and lots of summer memories. Gwen will be missed. Hugs and kisses to all of the family.

  • I was saddened to learn of Gwen’s passing. She was a fellow classmate in the Class of ‘72 and I always enjoyed being around her. I’ll remember her great smile.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • Vince and family ,
    My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. So sorry to hear such sad news. Gwen and I had a lot of fun back when you boys played Little League. She will be missed by many.

  • Vince & family

    So sorry to hear this, a lot of good memories at the ball field with your mom & dad. She always had a smile on her face.

    Ralph & Rinda White

  • Vinson & family,So sorry to hear about your mom.Have alot of good memories at baseball field & going to dinner or ice cream after the games fun times Prayer for your family.

  • Dear Jones Family,
    So sorry to hear of Gwen’s passing. So many memories of “The gangs of Elizabeth and Curtis Sts.” Memories that I will cherish forever.

  • Dear Jones family, especially Debi, this is Mickey, and I am stunned to hear of sweet Gwen’s passing. I am here in Mt Vernon this week, visiting my sister. Remembering our “gang” such fond memories of hanging out with Debi, Gwen, Bobby and Margie!

    To Poland family, condolences to you. Gwen was a loving and special woman. I am sure she will be missed by many. Prayers!

  • So sorry to hear of Gwen’s passing..
    We have fond memories of days in the old neighborhood.
    Keeping your family in our prayers.

    Stan and Fran Kempton

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