Gladys I. Weibley, 88, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.
Gladys was raised in West Virginia, and moved with her parents to Bel Air, Md., in 1944, after her graduation from high school. She was a “Rosie the Riveter” at the Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore, making airplanes for World War II. There she met Rolland, and they were married in 1945. After moves to a Missouri farm and Fremont, Ohio, they settled on a farm in Paris/Big Sandy, Tenn. While there, Gladys served as District President of the United Methodist Women.
After retirement, Rolland and Gladys relocated to Port Charlotte in 1984, where they attended Port Charlotte United Methodist Church. Gladys was a Sunday school member, in the Emmaus Group, and served as a Stephen Minister. She volunteered for 25 years at Health Plus Thrift Shop to support Meals on Wheels, serving a term as its manager. Gladys was a former member of the Port Charlotte Yacht Club. Gladys loved Jesus. She was a devoted wife and mother, and a very caring person. In addition to lifelong volunteer work, she lovingly provided day-to-day personal help and encouragement to those who needed it. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Gladys is survived by her three children, Rolland (Rachel) Weibley Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., Linda Black of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Marcia Carter of Mansfield, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Rolland; and her 10 brothers and sisters, and their spouses.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Gladys Weibley Memorial Fund may be made to Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.