GUYS MILLS —
Gladness F. Slingluff, 76, of 10850 Beuchat Road, Guys Mills, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013, at home.
Gladness was born in Meadville on Dec. 16, 1936, a daughter of the late Martin R. and Faye Miller Rickert.
On March 26, 1955, Gladness married Joe A. Slingluff; he preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 2013.
Gladness enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her family. A talented quilt maker, she had made quilts for Special Olympics and many of her quilts were sent to China as well as other parts of the world. She was a lifetime member of Randolph Volunteer Fire Department.
Gladness is survived by six children, Wanita L. Welsh of Guys Mills, Jean M. Spieker and her husband, Gary, of Grove City, Richard L. Slingluff of Guys Mills, Joe M. Slingluff and his wife, Brenda, of Berlin, Noreen A. Howell and her husband, Donald, of Alpharetta, Ga., and Claude A. Slingluff of Townville; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Newhard and her husband, Daniel, of Meadville; nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Joe, of 57 years, Gladness was preceded in death by two sisters, Oletha Davis and Barbara Dennis.
Services will be private and held at the convenience of family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute, 16792 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.
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