March 9, 2014

Gertrude R. Townsend


---- — TWELVE MILE — Gertrude R. Townsend, 91, Twelve Mile, passed away at 4:46 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at Chase Center, Logansport.

Born Dec. 26, 1922, in Adams Township, Cass County, she was one of the 14 children of John and Pearl Vanatta Musselman. On March 11, 1950, in Logansport, she was married to George Lowell Townsend and he preceded her in death Oct. 25, 1993.

She retired from Torin Manufacturing in Rochester, where she worked in quality control.

Surviving are three children, Wanda Moss and husband Jeff of Twelve Mile; two sons, Robert Jay Townsend of Logansport and Randy Lee Townsend and his wife Leslie of Twelve Mile; four grandchildren, Wade Moss and his wife Deborah of Rochester, Michael Moss and wife Kristie of Rochester, Austin Townsend of Twelve Mile and Allen Townsend; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Leonard Musselman of Twelve Mile.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Dennis George Townsend; and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Twelve Mile.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Mount Carmel Cemetery Association. Condolences may be sent online at