Gladys M. Oliver 86, of Crestline, Kan. Died 1:28 p.m. Monday August 1, 2011 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. following a short illness.
Gladys was born August 15, 1924 in Crestline, Kan., the daughter of Leonard and Irene (Collins) Scott; she was a lifelong resident of the area and attended area schools. On June 23, 1943 Gladys married Euell J. Oliver in Ft. Monmouth, N.J., he preceded her in death on March 31, 2005. Gladys worked as a cook most of her life for the Cherokee County School System. She retired in 1986. She was a member of the Crestline Christian Church in Crestline, Kan.; Ladies Auxiliary VFW 1372 Columbus, Kan.; her greatest joys in life were her family and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Betty Scott Brock, Mary Ann Scott Coleman and Linda Darnell; brothers, Leonard Scott Jr., Dickie Scott, Clifford Scott, John Collins and Jim Collins.
Survivors include her children, Jim Oliver and wife Tracey Olsen-Oliver of the home; Angela Maria Edwards and husband Fred of Carl Junction, Mo.; grandchildren, Jennifer DeGonia and husband Travis, Brian Woodard and wife Kristin, Mathew Edwards and wife Megan and Fred Edwards; great-grandchildren Gabriel Edwards, Britney DeGonia, Caitlynn DeGonia and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Friday August 5, 2011 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Columbus, Kan. with Pastor Chris Richardson and Pastor Paul Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Park Cemetery in Columbus, Kan. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday August 4, 2011 at the funeral home in Columbus, Kan.; friends may call after 12 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers the family ask expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the Crestline Christian Church. Friends may drop off or mail memorials to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 611 S. East Ave. Columbus, KS 66725. E-mail condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Arrangements are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Columbus, KS.