Gwendolyn Weiser Stewart, age 82, passed away peacefully at home in Jewett surrounded by her family on February 20, 2022. Born on December 21, 1939, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was one of five children born to the late Dr. Richard W. Weiser and Lynette Baldwin Weiser. Growing up in Jewett, Gwen later attended The Andrews School in Willoughby, Ohio, and went on to Bowling Green State University where she graduated with her degree in Education.
Gwen took time to travel and biked across Europe while teaching at Niagara Falls in New York. Gwen married Robert Stewart on September 25, 1965, as she returned to Jewett where they owned and operated Sunnydale Farms & Dairy for many years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and loved her flower beds. A devoted wife and mother, she always made family a priority. Preceding her in death are siblings, Richard L. Weiser, Jackie Weiser Cunningham, brother-in-law, Thomas Cunningham, and sister-in-law, Martha Stewart French.
Gwen is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert L. Stewart, as well as her daughter, Sandra (Alan) Thompson and son, Steven (Missy) Stewart; and her precious grandchildren; LeeAnna Thompson, Alisha (Brock) Hovanick, Clayton (Kathlynn) Stewart, James M. Thompson, and Melinda Stewart (Tylor Hammel), and a great grandson, Caden R. Stewart. Her siblings, Marilynn (Phillip) Wenner, Lynne (Geoffrey) Jenkins as well as sister-in-law, Janet Merryman Weiser, and brother-in-law, Maynard French, and many special nieces and nephews.
Always drawing strength from her faith, she was a member of the Jewett United Methodist Church, where enjoyed fellowship. She also was a member of the Harrison County Farm Bureau, Ohio Holstein Association, and Jewett Garden Club.
Services will be held at the Jewett Methodist Church, 202 West Main St., Jewett, Ohio on Saturday, February 26th at 11:00 am with Pastor Hester Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Calling hours will also be held at the church Friday, February 25th 2-4:00 pm and 6-9:00 pm as well as 10-11:00 am prior to the service. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Gwen to the Jewett United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 35 Public Square – PO Box 456, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764 or Harrison County Cancer Crusaders, Julie McPeak, 226 Charleston Street, Cadiz, Ohio 43907.
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Harrison County Cancer Crusaders
C/o Julie McPeak, 226 Charleston St, Cadiz OH 43907
Jewett United Methodist Church Endowment Fund
Public Square, PO Box 456, Nelsonville OH 45764