Obituary of Mildred Gaylor
Mildred Morrison Gaylor, 98, passed away September 21, 2017 at Sanders Glen Assisted Living in Westfield, IN. She was born to Earl and Sylvia Morrison in Tipton County, IN on August 7, 1919.
Mildred was a 1937 graduate of Forest High School in Clinton County, IN. During her high school years, Mildred met Meurice (Bill) Gaylor and two years later, they married on October 8, 1939. Before their marriage, Mildred worked at a car dealership in Kokomo IN.
Following their marriage, Mildred and Bill worked at grocery stores in Westfield and Kirklin and finally became owners of a grocery in Tipton. Later they sold their Tipton store and moved to Clinton County where they began farming.
In 1949, they moved to Marion IN to further their education at Marion College. Mildred and Bill then served in Ministry to three different IN churches before moving back to Marion in 1959. Mildred was employed by Marion Community Schools until her retirement in 1981.
She moved to Carmel in 1996 following her beloved husband’s death to be near her children and grandchildren. Mildred was very active in the churches they served, teaching Sunday School, Bible School, and Junior Church. She also played the piano and sang duets with her husband. Mildred was a member of College Wesleyan Methodist Church in Marion, IN. Since living in Carmel, Mildred attended Carmel Friends Church where she was a faithful member of a Bible Study Group.
Mildred and her devoted husband, Bill, were known to be inseparable as they loved each other deeply. On the evening of her death, she talked about how much she missed him even though he had been gone for 25 years. She was known as a quiet lady; however, her smile said everything, and her laugh will always be remembered.
In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her loving husband, Meurice (Bill) Gaylor, in August, 1992; two brothers and their wives, Russell and Thelma Morrison, and Clarence and Delores Morrison.
Survivors include daughter, Barbara Gaylor (Tom) Rumer of Carmel, and John R. (Susan) Gaylor of Noblesville; granddaughters, Angela Rumer Hill of Carmel and Amy Gaylor (Chris) Wightman of Peyton, CO; grandsons, John E. (Nicole) Gaylor of Fishers, Jeremy (Rachel) Simons of Avon, OH, Josh (Nachel) Simons of Indianapolis; great grandchildren, Eva Hill, Ryan Hill, J.J. Gaylor, Emma Gaylor, Bjorn Wightman, Dylan Simons, Camryn Simons, Stella Simons, and Blake Simons.
Family and friends will gather on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Carmel Friends Church where the funeral service will begin at noon. Burial will take place at 3 p.m. in St. Paul cemetery near Forest IN.
In memory of Mildred, donations may be given to Sanders Glen, 334 S. Cherry Street, Westfield, IN 46074 or Carmel Friends Church, 651 W. Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032. Envelopes will be available at the service.
The Gaylor family wishes to express sincere appreciation and thanks to the nurses and aides at Sanders Glen for their kindness and care. Also a special thank given to Bobbi Plewes of InHouse Primary Care.
Arrangements entrusted to Bussell Family Funerals, Carmel-Westfield.