Barbara Anne Chisholm Gwinn

Date of Death: July 19, 2019

Barbara Anne Chisholm Gwinn, 94, of Earlington, Kentucky, passed away on July 19, 2019, in Madisonville, Kentucky. She was the wife of Rev. James Stanley Gwinn, who preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 2003. 

The Gwinns served a number of churches across Kentucky until Rev. Gwinn’s retirement in 1981. 

Mrs. Gwinn used her musical talent to serve the Lord by playing piano for many of the churches where her husband was pastor. When she was not playing piano, she often sang soprano in the church choir. After Brother Gwinn’s retirement, she continued to play for church services, serving as pianist at Parkview UMC in Madisonville for several years.

In addition to playing the piano, Barbara taught piano lessons for many years, to children, youth, and adults. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards, especially canasta, and was a worthy opponent to all who dared to challenge her! After she retired from her job as a receptionist at Trover Clinic in Madisonville, she worked 20 years as bookkeeper for Clayton Printing. All who worked with her there were often treated to her special Chex Mix for a snack, and occasionally to her famous Derby Pie.

Barbara leaves to cherish her memory: a son, James Stanley (Anne) Gwinn Jr. of Paducah, Kentucky; two daughters, Anne C. (Steve) George of Louisville, Kentucky, and Mari E. Clayton of Earlington; four grandchildren, Byron George of Louisville,  Erin Gwinn Coale and James S. Gwinn III (Jimi), both of Paducah, and Ami Clayton of Jacksonville, Arkansas; and seven great-grandchildren, Paul, Ellie, Jack, Abby, Brayden, and twins James (IV) and Grayson.