Gwendolyn Ruth Kellogg Urban

July 31, 1938 - May 30, 2016
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Evangelical Presbyterian Church
308 Possum Park Road
Newark, DE 19711
302-737-2300 | Map
Saturday 6/11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Evangelical Presbyterian Church
308 Possum Park Road
Newark, DE 19711
302-737-2300 | Map
Saturday 6/11, 11:00 am
Union Cemetery
Union Church Rd.
Elkton, MD 21921
Monday 6/13, 11:00 am

Gwendolyn Ruth Kellogg Urban, 77, graduated to heaven’s glory and was received into the arms of Jesus on May 30, 2016 at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE. Gwen concluded her journey with cancer holding the hands of loved ones and began eternity welcomed by departed loved ones, including her infantContinue Reading

Kathleen George left a message on June 13, 2016:
May the God of Peace give you strength and rest as you lay Gwen to rest. She was such a blessing to us and I will rejoice when we meet again.
Liz Lewis left a message on June 13, 2016:
God gains another beautiful voice and wonderful smile. My prayers go to you all.
Cynthia Normann Kreyling left a message on June 11, 2016:
Thinking of your loss and praying for the Urban and Kellogg families today. Mrs. Urban was a great blessing in my life and to many others.
Katherine Johnson -Bouldin left a message on June 11, 2016:
I have such lovely childhood memories of Mrs. Urban and her beautiful smile. She was always kind and made me feel safe at school. She taught me how to read with love and patience while attending Leesburg Christian School. It has been such a gift to have her as a fiend on Facebook these last few years. Her posts were such a witness of faith to me. Positive and encouraging even through such a challenging time. It has truly been an honor to have had her touch on my life. I'm thankful for you're amazing family. Looking forward to rejoicing with all one day. Deepest love and sympathy to the family.
Laura Gannaway left a message on June 11, 2016:
As I was praying this morning, I remembered something Gwen wistfully said to me maybe 9 years ago at a gathering at the Ritchey's townhouse in Leesburg: "Oh, Laura, someday we'll be whole again." Now she is. ;)
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Victoria Lasher left a message on June 11, 2016:
Gwen was such a wonderful blessing, always smiling and cheerful. She is already missed but I know she is in a wonderful place.
Melanie R. Bird left a message on June 10, 2016:
Bless you. Safe in the arms of Jesus. See you in the morning.
Ed and Doreen Kellogg left a message on June 9, 2016:
We will miss our dear sister greatly. We can almost hear her beautiful voice joining with the angels. And for her life we say with the multitude in white robes: "Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!"
Beth Rogers left a message on June 9, 2016:
I knew Gwen most of my life. First, as Mrs. Urban, my kindergarten teacher, then Mrs. Urban, an encouraging presence in my musical endeavors and supporter of my family during hard times. Mrs. Urban, who sang at our wedding when I was an 18 year old bride, then finally as Gwen, a dear friend throughout these past 30+ years. I will miss you the rest of my life. You were like a second mother to me all these years. We loved spending vacations with you at Camp of the Woods, where Ed last summer declared it to be his "Beulah Land". I will treasure the memories, and I look forward to seeing you again, my friend.
Stephanie DeMond left a message on June 8, 2016:
Gwen always knew I greatly concerned myself with her safety. She was what we call in the nursing world, a "fall risk." Electrical cords across the floor, throw rugs, poor lighting etc. are all things we watch out for. One night at the end of choir practice, she was getting up to leave and started wobbling on purpose and said the word "Crash!" just to freak me out. Of course I gave her the reaction she wanted and she grinned mischievously at me. She then walked a few more steps and wobbled again and said "Whoa!" I'm ready to spring up again and I'm like "Gwen please." She just smiled at me again. Even during her illness, she never lost her sense of humor or her joy. She cared about others and she knew how much everyone cared about her. It means a lot now. I am still praying for her family every day and looking forward to seeing her again in Heaven some day no longer a "fall risk." Until then, I thank God for her life, her beautiful voice and her beautiful heart. God bless you all.
Jean and Dick Gaffin left a message on June 8, 2016:
Just heard. So very sorry, Ed and family. She was so lovely. I still remember how we all got so excited when at a General Assembly in Denver and you fell in love. I also remember getting chills hearing her and Melanie singing " We shall behold Him" at Harvey Cedars. Now she knows by sight what she sang about
with faith. May God grant you all comfort and grace.

Jean (and Dick who is at GA) Gaffin
John Lesondak left a message on June 8, 2016:
Gwen's faith encouraged me greatly. I remain her debtor, and rejoice that she is now perfect and in the presence of her Savior and his family. A beautiful bride she must be! What a great reunion awaits us all.
Rev Ayodeji Ebenzer Ayeni left a message on June 8, 2016:
I heard of your passing away to Glory today. Well, you are fortunate to have your children following your godly step. Sleep on dear till we me at Jesus feet. On behalf of church here in Nigeria I say good night mama.
Emily Stern & family left a message on June 8, 2016:
Gwen will never be forgotten. Love and prayers to the family/
Gail Little left a message on June 8, 2016:
Dear Cousins and family of Gwennie, first of all my deepest sympathy to all of the family. I remember Gwennie so well back to my childhood on our visits to see grammie in Chula Vista. I remember the beautiful musical duets that Gwennie and Susan would perform. The singing and the string instruments. I was very much in awe of these two beautiful older cousins. I am sad for you all , and send my love at this time, Gail
Isaac Heath left a message on June 8, 2016:
I once picked up Aunt Gwen at the airport before my sisters wedding. I half jokingly asked my then 65 year old Aunt if she was ready to dance. She exuberantly declared "of course!" and then lifted her skirt from her ankle up to her knee revealing a knee brace. "I'm ready to dance" she exclaimed. I will always remember my dear Aunt that way. She was an infectious, joyful personality who loved the Lord, people, and exuded that in her life.
John & Laura Gannaway left a message on June 8, 2016:
Not only did God give Gwen a beautiful voice and smile, He gave her a beautiful heart. Her obituary well reflects her love and devotion of God and family. Her Facebook postings, as she was on this painful journey, were encouraging, uplifting and so..."Gwen." What a privilege we had to know and love her. We love you all and mourn with you for our present loss. And we look forward to that joyful reunion.
Sharon Duncan left a message on June 7, 2016:
What a lovely lady! We at Manor Presbyterian Church also enjoyed her presence, support, and beautiful singing. Our deepest sympathies to the family. We know the Lord is comforting you, and that she is safe in heaven with our Heavenly Father. Blessings, Sharon Duncan
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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