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Gwelda V. (Chase) Bilow

October 24, 1924 April 8, 2018
Gwelda V. (Chase) Bilow
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Obituary for Gwelda V. (Chase) Bilow

GWELDA V. (CHASE) BILOW, 93, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday evening, April 8, 2018 at Forest Glen Health Campus. She was born in Springfield on October 24, 1924, the daughter of the late August C. and Hazel Mae (Bruce) Chase. Gwelda was a 1943 graduate of Springfield High School and worked as an IBM operator at International Harvester for 30 years, retiring in 1979. A long-time member of Grace United Methodist Church, she was active in their Miriam Circle. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 522. Gwelda enjoyed traveling and watching sports.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Tim) Ridenour of Springfield; grandsons, Brad (Veronica) Ridenour of Hilliard, Ohio and Brent (Kim) Ridenour of Lima, Ohio; great grandchildren, Renee, Dana, Max, Brianna, and Cameron; step-children, Jean (Dick) Shoquist of Onaway, Michigan and John (Barb) Bilow of Grawn, Michigan; and many special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husbands, Joe Parrill in 1976 and Jack Bilow in 2013; sisters, Jean Ehrle, Betty Bianchi, Donna Murphy, Janice Schantz, and Thelma Toland; and brother, Richard B. Chase.

The family wishes to thank her very special caregivers and loyal friends. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Eastern Star services will begin at 6:00 p.m. immediately followed by the funeral service officiated by Pastor Vicki Downing. A private graveside service will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to Grace United Methodist Church 1401 W. High St., Springfield, OH 45506 or Alzheimer’s Association (Miami Valley Chapter), 31 W. Whipp Rd., Dayton, OH 45459.


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Visitation

Thursday

12

Apr

4:00 PM 4/12/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 4/12/2018 6:00:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory
830 N. Limestone St. Springfield 45503 OH
United States

Service

Thursday

12

Apr

6:00 PM 4/12/2018 6:00:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory
830 N. Limestone St. Springfield 45503 OH
United States
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