Gwendolen Minnie Emmas Winans Morehouse, 99, of 3952 Rte 275, Friendship passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center after a brief illness.
She was born in Montreal Canada on July 19, 1920. Her parents were Bartlett and Pearl Gridley Winans. She moved with her family to the United States at the age of two. While she lived and worked in the Friendship NY area all her life, she remained a Canadian citizen. Gwen was a “Rosie the Riviter” as she joined in the WWII workforce while her future husband Edwin Jarvis Morehouse served in the European Theater. She moved to Philadelphia to work at a defense plant welding military components. She later worked at Acme Electric Corp. in Cuba NY retiring from that company. After the war she married Edwin “Jarv” and had three children.
She was a lifetime member of the United Church of Friendship.
She is survived by a son, Al (Bessie) Morehouse of Friendship; a son-in-law, Robert Landon of King Ferry, NY; a daughter-in-law, Debra Morehouse of Lincoln, California; her siblings, Lois Sorensen of Huntington, PA, Audrey Cunningham of Olean, Evelyn Hertzog of Friendship, LeRoy (Martha) Winans of Tuscon, Arizona, Robert (Jean) Winans of Tuscon, Arizona; 13 grandchildren, Betty Warner, Barbara Lockwood, Dale (Connie Sue) Lockwood, Todd (Katherine) Morehouse, George (Dessie) Ritter, Tim (Lan) Pratt, William S. (Stephanie) Landon, Caren (Brian) Donovan, Donald Morehouse, Christopher (Tami) Morehouse, Alicia (Garrett) Brandenburger, and Scott (Amy) Langner;
numerous great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; Deborah (Kerry) Warren.
In addition to her husband Edwin on November 5, 1969, she was predeceased a daughter Sylvia Ann Landon, a son Allan Jarvis Morehouse, a grand daughter Deborah (Kerry) Warren and two brothers and spouses Kenneth (Evelyn) Winans and Gerald (Leska) Winans, and three brother-in-laws Howard Sorensen, Norman Cunningham, and Gerald Hertzog.
Friends will be received at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the United Church of Friendship, 31 E. Main Street, Friendship at 10:00 A.M. The Rev. Kirk Kirch will officiate.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship, NY.
Memorials may be made to the United Church of Friendship or to a charity of the donors choice.
Online condolences may be sent by clicking the button below.