Gwendolyn “Gwen” Gray Bodem Gosman



Gwendolyn “Gwen” Gray Bodem Gosman, 92, of Scottsburg, and formerly of Madison, passed away at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.

Born Feb. 18, 1924, in Jefferson County, she was the daughter of Clarence and Nell F. Woodfill Gray, both of whom preceded her in death. She was first united in marriage to Lee Bodem.

She was a graduate of Central High School on Ryker’s Ridge. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church near Canaan. She worked for Conn Organ Co. in Madison and for Jester Goodman Department Store.

Gwen enjoyed being a mother and keeping an immaculate home. On Aug. 19, 1966, in Austin, she was united in marriage to Marvin Earl Gosman. They enjoyed 38 years of marriage together until his death Nov. 8, 2004.

Gwen was an avid shopper and would shop as often as she could. She had resided in Scottsburg since 2001.

Survivors include her daughter, Deanna Joyce, and her husband, Tom, of Sellersburg; son, Ed (Cindy) Bodem of Seymour; stepdaughter, Carolyn Richey of Scottsburg; grandchildren, Terri and Danny Williams, Jill and Mike Lucas, Hollie Bodem, Brent and Sarah Bodem, Corey and Alex Zaring, Teresa Bodem and Jack and Tina Bodem; great-grandchildren, Bryan Williams and Candace Simpson, Madisyn Lucas, Lydia and Eliza Bodem and Alex and Taylor Bodem; great-great-grandsons, Keaton Williams and Charlie Zaring; stepgrandchildren, Rhonda and Dan Callihan and Jeff and MinDee Richey; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jack Bodem, who died in 1971; a sister, Mildred Gray Hamilton, who died Dec. 16, 2008; a brother, Kenneth Gray, who died Aug. 1, 2011; and nieces, Beverly Gray Brawner, who died Aug. 16, 1993, and Janet S. Lyon, who died Aug. 15, 1998.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with the Rev. Scott Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery in Madison.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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