Gladys Mae Housley, 90, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
She was born Dec. 29, 1922, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and moved to Englewood in 1985.
Gladys was a Past Matron of Chartiers Chapter 97 (PA), Englewood Chapter 300 (FL) Order of The Eastern Star and was also a former District Deputy Grand Matron for the State of Pennsylvania. An active member of Englewood United Methodist Church, Lemon Bay Women’s Club, Red Hats, Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does, and Ladies of the Orient Shrine, SAR-I No 79. She also enjoyed doing many forms of needlework.
Gladys is greatly missed by her daughter, Linda A. (Lee) Moorhouse of Cranberry Township, Pa.; sons, Donald R. (Cathy) Housley of Pittsburgh and William C. (Stacy) Housley III of Englewood; brother, William Edward (Kay) Gent of The Villages, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Housley Jr.; and son, Robert E. Housley.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.