Gwen Elizabeth Josey was born with Down syndrome in Lansing on April 14, 1958. After 60 years of being loved by her family and friends, she died peacefully on Sunday, August 19, 2018.
She was preceded in death by her brother Paul Josey.
Gwen will be greatly missed by her parents, Kenneth and Barbara Josey; sisters, Pat Josey and Dotty (Jeff) Peare; brother, Chuck (Dawn) Josey as well as several nieces and nephews.
She worked for many years as a server at McDonalds until she retired in 1994.
A special thanks to the dedicated staff of Life Care Center in Plainwell for providing outstanding care to Gwen and support to her family.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Wayland United Methodist Church, 200 Church St., Wayland, MI with Rev. Jeff Williams officiating. Relatives and friends may meet Gwen's family one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Gwen to Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan 233 Fulton St. E #124, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, or Special Friends Foundation 129 100th St. SE, Byron Center, MI 49315.
The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook on line at www.kubiakcook.com.
Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan
233 Fulton St. E #124, Grand Rapids MI 49503
Special Friends Foundation
129-100th St. SE, Byron Center MI 49315