Gladys Eileen (Walker) Wozniak Carson, passed away April 23, 2014. She was born on April 1, 1930 in Powhatan Point, Ohio, to Charles and Julia Walker.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Billy A. Wozniak, and second husband, Homer L. Carson, 5 years., her eldest daughter, Julie Keller, grandson, Jason Keller, a son-in-law, David Ritchie, and three brothers, Jim, Dale, and Chester Walker.
She leaves behind two sons, Billy E. and John D. Wozniak, both of Boswell, Ind., and two daughters, Teri (Dennis) Ritchie, of Sardis, Ohio, and Jeanne (Mark) Rohrer, of Evansville, Ind.
Her beloved grand and great-grandchildren include: Kaci (Ray) Reynolds, and daughter Taylor, Jeff Keller, Katie Jo Keller, and Toni, daughter of Jason, all of West Virginia, Daniel (Tina) Wozniak, Libby Wozniak, and son Riley, and Anna Wozniak, all of Oregon., Traci Wozniak, daughter Ashlea, and son Kanan, all of Nevada, Matthew (Alicia) Wozniak and daughters, Evelyn, Caroline, and Abigail, of Indiana., Billy (Lindsey) Fox, daughter Elliana, Kylie Fox, and son Mason, all of West Virginia, and John Oberg, son Dylan, Jamie Oberg and step-grandchildren, Justin Rohrer, of Indiana, Andrea, Erica, and Evan Rohrer, of Florida
She is survived by two sisters, Margie (Larry) Houze, and Willovene Lambert, all of Ohio, and one brother, Chuck (Deloris) Walker, of South Carolina.
She was known as Eileen to her friends and Aunt Gladys to her much loved nieces and nephews. Gladys Eileen was born with a servant's heart. In her Bible were many underlined scriptures referencing "love and giving of oneself to those in need." Her deep unconditional love and patience for family and others she cared for will be sadly missed. She left an impression with everyone she met that they were loved, they mattered, and they were appreciated. Always the encourager, her twinkling blue eyes, warm smile, her laugh, always quick with a joke to make others laugh, her love of music and dancing, her knack for making people feel good, important, and welcomed, will live in our memories. She helped organize many events, variety shows, and activities for the young and old alike, in Woodsfield and New Matamoras, Ohio. She was a long-time proud E-Squad technician, a 20 year resident manager of a senior citizens complex where she lovingly referred to the residents as her "big kids", and also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. With friends, she helped start the girls' softball league in Woodsfield and diligently worked on the St. Jude's bike-a-thon and July 4th festival in New Matamoras.
She most certainly heard, "Well done my good and faithful servant".
Services will be held at Bauer - Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield, Ohio. Visitation is Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Service will be Monday at 11 a.m. with burial at the New Matamoras Cemetery.