Gwendolyn “Jennie” E. Town, 87, a resident of Argos Garden Court, 9964 E. 16th Road, Argos, died at her home on Tuesday, October 03, 2000 at 11:45 a.m. of natural causes. Jennie resided in the Argos area since the age of two, coming from Spokane, Washington.
She was born the daughter of George W. and Mary Odell Ransbottom, on February 12, 1913 in Spokane, Washington. On September 5, 1931 she became the bride of Orval L. Town in a special public ceremony in downtown Plymouth.
A member of the Argos Jordan Baptist Church, Jennie also enjoyed the company of the Whipper Will Ladies Aide Society. Her activities included ceramics, embroidery, and needlecraft, having made quilts for most of her family. Jennie was known to many as a waitress for many years in the popular Harvey’s Café of Argos. Later she would work for Harvey’s Dime Store and retire in 1969 from Hart – Schaffner & Marx Clothiers in Rochester, Indiana.
Jennie is survived by her two sons and a daughter. Her sons are Robert O. and Dorothy Town of Bluffton, Ohio, William G. and Lulu Belle Town of Bremen and daughter, Mary M. and Stanley Wilhelm of Argos.
Twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren also survive together with several step grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
One sister, Odell Benzil of Kent, Washington, two half-sisters Mabel Pittman of Michigan and Charlotte Dagney of Florida survive as well as a half brother, Jim Ransbottom of California.
Jennie was preceded in death by her spouse, two brothers, William and George Ransbottom, two sisters, Edna King and Effie Hammaker, a half-sister, two half brothers and a grandson, Douglas Alan Town.
Visitation will be on Thursday, October 5, 2000 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the JOHNSON – DANIELSON FUNERAL HOME, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Friday, October 6, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mark Fishburn of Argos Bible Church will officiate.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Richland Center, Indiana
Memorial gifts in Jennie’s name may be made to the Jordan Baptist Church or the Donor’s Choice.
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