Gwendolyn Jean Rexford, age 84, of Edinboro, passed away at her home on Sunday, November 28, 2021. She was born June 30, 1937, a daughter of Glenn and Faye (Perry) Knapp, who preceded her in death, and she was the sixth generation to be born and raised on the Perry homestead in Edinboro.

After graduating from Edinboro High School, Gwen attended Meadville City Hospital School of Nursing. She married Carl E. Rexford on August 2, 1958, and they moved to the Boston, MA area where she worked as a nurse and became a mother and homemaker. Gwen and Carl raised their family, returning to PA after his retirement. Since then, they’ve enjoyed winter months in Florida.

Gwen was an avid quilt-maker, and enjoyed cooking, gardening and especially spending time with her family. She made many friends as a member of Edinboro United Methodist Church, the Edinboro Historical Society, and Edinboro Senior Citizens.

She will be mourned by Carl, her husband of 63 years; their daughter-in-law Rosemarie Rexford of Florida, their son Brad of Florida, and their daughter Ann R. McClaughry and her husband Kevin of Massachusetts; a sister Janet L. Hayes of Erie; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Gwen was preceded in death by son Jeffrey Rexford and great-granddaughter Sophia Rexford.

Burial will be in Edinboro Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Edinboro United Methodist Church.