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Visitation

Trinity United Methodist Church
Tuesday July 19th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Memorial Service

Trinity United Methodist Church
Tuesday July 19th, 2022
11:00am

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Gretchen Ann Moffett

Gretchen was born August 16, 1946 to Gerald Mark and Rose Lilian Cook, and died on May 18, 2022 with her family by her side.

Gretchen grew up in Taylor, Michigan, and graduated from Marywood Academy in 1964. Later that year, she returned to Marywood to enter the Sisters of St. Dominic. After leaving, she met her future husband, Ron, on a blind date. They married on June 20, 1969. They were blessed with one daughter, Ronnie.

Gretchen was a stay-at-home Mom and began caring for children while their parents worked. After 36 years and over 100 children, she retired. She was active in the faith community at Trinity UMC, Swanton, serving on several boards and in the United Methodist Women, Prayer Shawl Ministry, Community Dinner, and teaching Sunday School and Junior Church.

Gretchen was predeceased by her parents, her husband Ron, and her sister Susan Hawkinson. She is survived by her daughter Ronnie (Fred) Bower and their son Josh; sisters Kit (Tim) Hollis, Jill (Ted) Gjertson, Mary (Bill) Lunsford, Jackie (Jim) Powers, and brother Joel (Connie) Cook and brother-in-law Rick Hawkinson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and special friends who touched her life and blessed her in ways they will never know.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 19th from 10 am to 11 am at Trinity United Methodist Church, where a memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m.. To keep Gretchen's immunocompromised friends and family safe, facial masks will be required.  A luncheon will immediately follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity UMC, 210 N. Main St., Swanton, OH 43558. Donations will be shared between Junior Church and Prayer Shawl Ministry.


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A candle was lit in memory of Gretchen Moffett

Linda Wolf Jun 16 2022 11:25 PM

Ronnie and family-I am so very sorry about your loss. Your mother left an imprint far and wide for the United Methodists and so many other people. Her leadership in so many projects was a blessing. She will be greatly missed by all. She cared and we cared for her.

Carol Rittenbery Jun 16 2022 5:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gretchen Moffett

Dave and Carolyn Brown May 29 2022 6:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gretchen Moffett

Linda Flores May 26 2022 11:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gretchen Moffett

Becky Wittenmyer May 25 2022 11:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gretchen Moffett

❤️Kahl Family❤️ May 24 2022 3:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gretchen Moffett

Bonnie Holdeman May 23 2022 7:14 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gretchen Moffett

Emily Matheny May 23 2022 3:30 AM

So sorry Ronnie,Fred and Josh.
Gretchen was a caring and true friend for many years.
Ron and Herb were in the Coast Guard together stationed in Detroit,Michigan in 1968.
That's were we all met and enjoyed each other's company and have such happy memories thru the years.
We just visited with Gretch before she passed away.
We are so sad and will truly miss her.
She is now with her Ron.

Herb and Chris Zaenger May 21 2022 10:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gretchen Moffett

Beth Knox (Orben) May 20 2022 5:30 PM

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