Gwendolyn Huffman, 80

Gwendolyn C. “Gwen” Huffman, 80, of Claypool, passed away at 8:04 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne. She was born on August 8, 1939 in Wabash to Paul Wayne and Beulah Christine (Sigler) Hendrix.

She graduated in 1957 from Wabash High School and 1986 from Manchester College with an Associate of Science Degree in gerontology. She grew up in Wabash and moved to Kosciusko County 46 years ago. She retired in 2000 as the Director of Philanthropy at Kosciusko Community Hospital after 10 years and formerly worked as a paralegal for an attorney in Wabash for 21 years.

She was a member of the North Manchester Congregational Christian Church, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, formerly attended the Wabash Christian Church, and was certified by the Red Cross having taught over 2,000 children to swim.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula Christine “Chris” Huffman of North Manchester; son, Daniel Jay (Celia) Cook-Huffman of Huntingdon, Pa.; four grandchildren, Miranda, Hannah, Jesse, and Grace; three great-grandchildren; and her brother, Paul Thomas (Becky) Hendrix of North Manchester.

She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Maria Green.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the Congregational Church, 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester. Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. State Road 15, Warsaw, IN is in charge of arrangements.

Preferred memorials may be given to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, 1048 S. 325 E., Pierceton, IN 46562 or Cancer Care Fund, c/o K21 Foundation, P.O. Box 1810, Warsaw, IN 46581.

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Posted on 2019 Sep 17