Gladys Marguerite Reid, 92, of Rootstown, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013.
Gladys was born in Sulfur Spring, TX to parents Grady and Cecily Allen on September 3, 1920. She worked for the United States Postal Service and served as Postmaster in Rootstown. Gladys had a deep faith in the Lord and was a founding member of Community Bible Church in Rootstown where she remained active. After retiring as Postmaster she served as the church secretary. She had her own greeting card ministry and enjoyed sewing and crafts. Gladys was an open and warm person who had a hospitable heart.
Gladys is survived by daughters: Susan I. Spears of Columbus, OH and Pamela J. (Susan Kolarik) Reid of Akron, OH along with her sons: Ronald S. (Joan) Reid of Tampa, FL and David W. (Doreen) Reid of Newport Ritchie, FL. Surviving also are her grandchildren: Michael, Justin, Rachel, Kyle and Jayde Reid. Gladys also leaves adopted daughter and granddaughters: Sharon Allen of Columbus, OH, Jessica Allen of Columbus, OH, Jen Kolarik of Albuquerque, NM and Christina Kolarik of Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents and her long time special friend Eulah Jane Metzner of Rootstown, OH.
Family will receive friends at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. where friends will also be received on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. funeral service officiated by Pastor Scott Hindel and Pastor Roy Kelsey. Interment will follow at Homeland Cemetery in Rootstown.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com
(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436, RC 2-13, 14-2013)