Meadville Tribune

December 22, 2013

Gladys L. Stein

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Gladys L. Stein, 97, a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community in Meadville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.

She was born April 5, 1916, in Greenville, a daughter of Clifford Long and Grace Hovis Long. She married Harold A. Stein on July 4, 1939; he preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1995.

She was a 1934 graduate of Penn High School in Greenville and she graduated from the Spencer Hospital School of Nursing in 1937.

Gladys retired after many years from Spencer Hospital where she worked as a registered nurse.

She was a member of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church and a member of the St. Agatha Altar Rosary Society.

Gladys is survived by three daughters, Judy Smith of Meadville, Kathy Stoyer and her husband, Larry, of Saegertown, and Karen Langley and her husband, Lee, of Meadville; three sons, Barney Stein and his wife, Joan, of Wilmington, N.C., Mike Stein and his wife, Cecelia, of Meadville, and James Stein and his wife, Monica, of Pittsburgh; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Braswell of Linesville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and loving husband, Harold, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill, Dick and Don Long; a sister, Louise Charter; and a granddaughter, Rhonda Smith.

Calling hours are Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a Vigil Prayer Service is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at noon at St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church, 353 Pine St., Meadville, with Father Matthew Kujawinski, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will take place in St. Agatha Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gladys’ memory to a charity or organization of the donor’s choice.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Gladys’ Book of Memories online at