Gladys Elizabeth Ward joined Heaven's angels on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the age of 94. The daughter of Simeon Monroe and Bettie Minerva (Jinks) Rader, Gladys was born November 2, 1922 in Radertown, Missouri. She married her sweetheart, Floyd William Ward on September 7, 1940 , and together shared more than 60 years of marriage and raising Brenda Sue. Gladys dedicated her life time being a loving wife, devoted mother and loving homemaker. She always met the needs of her family and others before herself. She also worked as a realtor in her later years. Gladys thoroughly enjoyed cooking. She was an exceptional cook, especially when she was making fresh rolls, chicken & dumplings, biscuits & gravy and fresh apple cakes. With a contagious smile, Gladys loved with all of her heart and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Floyd William Ward, and her special little dog, Henry. She leaves behind cherished memories with her daughter, Brenda Sue Greer & husband Calvin, Norman, OK; granddaughters: Nancy Susanne Greer Alcocer, Houston, TX, Cathy Elizabeth Greer, Edmond, OK and Amy Leah Greer Hernandez & husband, Kim, Norman, OK; great-grandchildren: Courtni Alcocer, Stephanie Alcocer, Megan Hernandez, and Zachary Hernandez; great-great-grandchildren: Brice Kinsey, and Taj Walker; and numerous other family and friends, especially those who loved her in Missouri. The family would like to extend a special thank you to her aides, Amanda & Shannon; nurses, Jill & Janese and her "Special Doc", Dr. James Love and his nurse, Stacy, for the great care they provided to her. Viewing will be from 12-8 PM Sunday with the family receiving friends from 2-4 PM. Services to celebrate her life will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at Day Funeral Home Chapel (1075 State Hwy CC, Marshfield, MO 65706) Friends may leave condolences for the family at www.vondelsmithmortuary.com.
Published on September 15, 2017