- November 27, 1953 - August 6, 2013
- Urbana, Illinois
of Gwen's Passing
Champaign County Humane Society
1911 East Main Street
Urbana, IL 61802
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How grateful I am for your life and all the fun times we had together. My memories could fill a book. Mostly I remember the way you...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Frederick - Brookngs, SD
“So long old friend
2 of 16 | Posted by: Hawk
I feel grateful for the memories we made and the friendship we've shared through the years. It's been an honor and a gift to spend time with...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Gina Pagliuso - Urbana, IL
WE WERE VERY FOR BLESSED TO BE IN YOUR LIFE FOR MANY YEARS.YOU WERE THE KINDEST AND MOST LOVABLE PERSON A FRIEND COULD EVER HAVE. WE WILL LOVE...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: JANE MILNER - ROUND ROCK , TX
“Dear Sofie, I am a much better person just for knowing you. They don't come much better than you. You will be greatly missed sweetie.
5 of 16 | Posted by: Becky McIntyre - Hoopeston, IL
“Rest well my beautiful friend, meet me some sweet day with the worlds sweetest hugs!
6 of 16 | Posted by: Junie Stevens - El Paso, IL
“When you left part of me left...we will get whole again.
7 of 16 | Posted by: Paula Anderson - IL
“I will miss you Sof. My prayers go out to the family and her extended family. We love you.
8 of 16 | Posted by: Deba Johnson - Katy, TX - friend
“Thanks for the fun times throughtout East Lynn grade and high school plus 4-H. You were a good friend and will be sadly missed ... Sue King Malady
9 of 16 | Posted by: Sue King Malady - West Lafayette, IN
“i will you miss mama i have worked with Gwen for 13 years and i have alot of memorys of her the one that sticks out the most is when i was trying to...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: jackie marcum - paxton, IL
“You & I bonded right from the start because we seemed to be cut from the same cloth. We shared quite a few of the same personality traits. I have...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Bub - friend
“She and I were the 2 people that handled all of the international orders for Bell. So we got pretty close. She was born 1 day before my sister in...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Crystal Powell - Henning, IL
“So many great memories of grade school and high school together in East Lynn.
Thank you for those memories Gwen. Love, Jeannie
13 of 16 | Posted by: Jean Betka Skoza
“Your laugh will be missed by many...I will always remember the good times.
14 of 16 | Posted by: Karen "Red" lowry - Tucson, AZ
“Missing you, Gwen. Always a friend and always a sister-in-law. Always looked forward to our "Holidays". Rest in peace in your new home. Love you.
15 of 16 | Posted by: Sandy
“Sof- Thank you for sharing so many years and memories with our 'crew'. Your quick wit and laughter lightened my heart. Beside I am going to really...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Bean - Urbana - Friend
Gwen E. "Sof" McCord, 59, of Urbana, IL, passed away at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday August 6, 2013 at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, IL. She was born November 27, 1953, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Franklin D. "Jake" and Eileen (Smock) McCord.
She is survived by her partner Paula Anderson of Urbana, IL. She is also survived by one brother, Dale McCord; two nephews, Eric McCord and Jason (Melia) McCord and one great-niece, Delaney McCord, all of Hoopeston, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister.
Gwen graduated from East Lynn High School and went on to continue her education at Southern Illinois University, where she completed her Bachelor's Degree. She worked for many years in the shipping department at Bell Sports Inc. in Rantoul. She enjoyed getting together with her family and caring for her pets. Gwen was also very fortunate to have a wonderful group of friends, whom she enjoyed spending time with. She will be missed by all who knew her.