Gladyse Vanoy, 99 years of age, passed from this life to her eternal home in heaven on March 28th, 2018 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster, Ohio. She was born Gladyse Louise Ihle on August 2nd, 1918 in Monroe, Ohio, to Waid C. and Myrtis Amelia (Hayman) Ihle. Her marriage to Charles Clinton Vanoy took place on April 6th, 1947, and they were together 44 years before his death on October 15th, 1991. They were the parents of Charles Cecil (deceased), Thomas Richard (deceased, surviving daughter-in-law Sue), Amelia Louise (Donald) Crook, Daniel Lee (Debbie), and David Lynn (Rhonda). She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters, three grandchildren and many friends.
Gladyse grew up in Monroe with her large family, where she enjoyed being the “baby” for six years until another brother came along (but still remained “Daddy’s Little Girl”); she attended Lemon-Monroe High School, where she played cornet in band, sang in Girl’s Glee, played girls’ basketball, and took piano lessons from her mother. After graduation, she went to business school in Middletown, Ohio and came home to work for her father as his secretary (he was Superintendent of Schools then). She later went to Indiana to attend Cosmetology School; she never worked in a commercial hair salon, but everyone in the family knew where to get a haircut and set or a perm in a relaxed atmosphere! She was a stay-at-home mom when she got married; her yard was the one with all the kids in it after school, and she made dozens of delicious cookies and brownies, accompanied with gallons of Kool-Aid for all of them. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother, canned home-grown tomatoes, corn and green beans, made homemade applesauce, and became an accomplished seamstress, making dresses and even formals and prom dresses. She loved going to church worship and other church functions. Gladyse enjoyed attending football games, band and choir concerts, and other school functions for her children and grandchildren, and babysat the younger ones so the older ones could attend other events.
After Charles died, she was an independent lady until she moved to Lancaster to live with her daughter and son-in-law, along with her sister, Charlotte, until they both moved to Crestview in 2014. When Charlotte passed in 2016, Gladyse continued to live at Crestview until her death. She was loved by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed.
Calling hours will be held from 11am-1pm on Monday, April 2, 2017 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, Ohio. The funeral service will be at 1pm with Pastor Gus Andrews officiating. Burial will follow at the Wilson Cemetery.
In lieu of flower tributes, memorial gifts may be given to either Licking Valley Church of Christ, 1578 Dayton Rd NE, Newark, OH 43055 or FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. 282 Sells Road, Lancaster, OH 43130-3461.
The family wishes to thank Crestview Manor for their love and care for Gladyse. Many of her caretakers went above and beyond their duties for “Grandma”.
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