February 5, 1930 - January 10, 2019

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:00 AM Immaculate Conception Catholic Church


Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM at Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon

Gwendolyn Ann "Peak" Fitzmaurice Epping, 88 of North Lewisburg, Ohio passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born February 5, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of William B. and Dorothy R. (Caswell) Fitzmaurice. In 1853, her grandparents came to the United States from Ireland on the boat the Hemisphere, Gwen was very proud of her Irish heritage. She liked collecting stamps, mushroom hunting and playing canasta. She enjoyed watching and feeding the birds and gardening, especially her pumpkins.
Gwen was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Lewisburg, the Marysville Moose and worked in the activities department at Mercy McAuley Center where she loved dressing up as a leprechaun for the Irish parties. Most of all she loved visiting with family and friends. She was the backbone of her family and was loved by ALL and never knew a stranger. As our hearts ache for the physical loss of her, we find solace knowing that she is now with God, she is at peace, and for that, we are grateful.
Gwen is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Bob) Epping Burnett, Donna (Bill) Epping Boitnott and Karen (Howard) Epping Radford; son, Bill (Jennie) Epping; daughter-in-law, Connie Melms, 13 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sister, Kathleen Schumacher; numerous nieces and nephews and special friend, Vera McKee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Epping; her son Patrick J. Epping; brother, Maurice (Bud) Fitzmaurice; sister, Patricia Lois Fitzmaurice and special friend, Bill "Wally" Wallace.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in FRESHWATER, McDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, North Lewisburg.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the Immaculate Conception Church, North Lewisburg with Father Ignatius Madanu celebrant.
Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com


Williams Family - Jan 16, 2019
The death of your precious loved one is the most devastating experience your family will face. At times, the pain of the loss will feel unbearable. Please know that there are friends who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with your family during this difficult time of grief.
Vera McKee & Family - Jan 16, 2019
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Gwenny was a very special best friend to our Mother. They shared a deep bond that only few can claim. Vera will remember her friend, Gwenny, forever in her heart.
Dianne Teets Cauley..... - Jan 16, 2019
What a sweet sweet lady....I will miss making her strawberry sundays at the Dairy Bar.....my condolences to the family
Steve and Soni Ingram - Jan 15, 2019
We haven't seen your mother since Wally died but she was constantly on our minds. She was a great lady. You have many fond memories. Blessings to your family. Steve and Soni
Peggy Scudder - Jan 13, 2019
Rest easy Aunt Gwen and know you were so very loved. Cousins, my heart will ache for you for a long time.
Alice & Doug Hauser - Jan 12, 2019
We offer our deepest condolences to your family .
Cheryl Shope Walsh - Jan 12, 2019
Karen and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you.
Ryan and Sarah Stuchlik - Jan 12, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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