Gwendolyn M. Sumner, 73, of Nottingham, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Chester County Hospital, West Chester.
She was the wife of Barry O. Sumner.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Daniel and Eleanor McIntosh Prusinski.
Gwen was retired from General Motors and Oxford Transportation.
She had a passion for family, photography, scrapbooking, puzzles, feeding the birds, plants and her flower beds. Gwen really loved animals especially her dog who was her best friend, Coco. She loved her music, Alabama. The love she showed for her family and anyone who came across her was amazing, when she loved she loved hard. Gwen always wanted to see and believe the best of everyone and she never held a grudge. Gwen was “always” there for her children, Jack for his weekly Thursday night calls before going to horse shoes or Carole and her 100 phone calls a day. Gwen loved fixing up the home that she created with her loving husband, Barry. They enjoyed their retirement together with their dog, Coco. Gwen was proud of the home they created together; she finally had her dream. Gwen especially loved being a grandmother and a great grandmother. She spent a lot of time dedicating her love to her great grandchildren, crafting, drawing, baking and learning about nature and animals together.
A message from her kids, “Mom you brought us into this world, and we were fortunate to be there for you when you left this world. Our hearts will never be the same, you will leave a void that will never be filled. Know you were loved and will always shine bright. We all have a Beautiful Guardian Angel now looking down on us. Fly high Mom until we meet again. You Will Never Be Forgotten.”
She is survived by her husband; daughter, Carole Coffman and her partner Stan Feaster; one son, Jack Coffman (Renee); two step sons, Brian Sumner (Jen) and Andrew Sumner (Nicole); eight grandchildren, Kaeyla R. Binck (Daniel), Karleigh Krystyne Coffman, Brandon Coffman (Cheyenne), Drew Sumner (Lexi) and David Sumner (Rosalind); three great-grandchildren, Bransen, Sienna and Ryver Binck; two sisters, Annette D’Emidio and Lisa Royack; two brothers, Kenneth Prusinski (Lisa Gerome) and Francis Prusinski, many nieces and nephews and extended family. Gwen is finally with her brothers may they all shine bright. This is not Good Bye this is Until We Meet Again.
Services are private.
In lieu of flowers, the family has created a GoFundMe page which can be found at: https://gofund.me/f69d1205
Gwen also was an extreme advocate for St. Judes Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. This was something she believed in and always prayed for a cure for cancer and no children to ever be sick again.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. Oxford, PA. On-line condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.