Friday, February 14th, 2014
Gwendolyn "Gwen" Elizabeth Cron, 72, died Feb. 13, 2014, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born April 20, 1941, in Celina to Dr. Lloyd Melville Otis and Elizabeth Dabbelt Otis.
Surviving are three sons, Brian (Diana), Cincinnati, Christopher (Kari), Mendon and Gregory (Isabelle), Ottawa, Ontario; five grandchildren, Morgan, Luke, Elizabeth, Paige and Aaron; a sister, Nancy Otis Alber, Celina; a niece, Julie Cole Fleck, Celina; and a nephew, Thomas Lloyd Cole, Savannah, Ga.
Deceased are her husband, Raphael "Ray" Cron; a brother, James, "Dr. Jim" J. Otis; and a sister, Betty Otis Code.
She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School, Celina, in 1959 as class valedictorian. She obtained her bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College-Notre Dame in Indiana, during which time she spent one year studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. She became a high school English and French teacher, working in Celina, Cincinnati, Ohio City and Van Wert. She was an advisor for Beta Club and the National Honor Society. She took many students and adults on trips within the United States and also to Europe. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, the Altar Rosary Society and the Daughters of Isabella.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Immaculate Conception School.