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Gladys M. Jelley-Hall

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POWNAL -- Gladys M. Jelley-Hall, 90, a longtime resident of North Pownal, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at her residence following a long illness.

Bornin Springfield, Mass., July 10, 1917, she re-ceived her education in the Rockville, Connecticut schools.

Gladys married James Jelley Sr. in 1939 in Springfield, Mass. She later married Harrison Hall in North Adams, Mass., in 1962. Mr. Hall died in 1988. In 1956 Gladys founded the Rest Haven Nursing Home in Adams, which she operated until her retirement in 1986. In earlier years Gladys and Harrison owned and raced thoroughbred horses at the former Green Mountain Race Track in Pownal. Gladys enjoyed spending time at the family camp in Orwell, gardening, knitting and crocheting. Most of all her favorite pastime was spending time with her family and her Yorkshire terrier, Cody, her constant companion.

The family would like to especially thank Gladys’ care-givers, Jodi Morrison, Julie Weber, Shannon Clark and Stevie Hauser for the many hours of loving care that they provided to Gladys.

Survivors include nine children, Butch (Clarence) Jelley and his wife Bev of Andover, Jo-Ann Ely of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Jamie (James Jr.) Jelley and his wife Prudy of North Pownal; Lyle Jelley and his companion Robin O’Dowd of Roebuck, S.C., Skeeter (Keith) Jelley and his wife Francine of Bennington, Gary Jelley and his wife Kathy of Pownal; Sharon Nichols and her husband William of Pownal, Pam Jelley McGarvin and her fiance Rick Cuddihy of Hoosick Falls, and Wayne Jelley and his companion Heather O’Dell of Pownal; 29 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sonny (Clarence) Campbell of Tolland, Conn., and Francis DeLorge of Berlin, N.H.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gladys was predeceased by a son-in-law, Chuck Ely.

The funeral will be held from the North Pownal Congregational Church on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gary Rogers, pastor, officiating. Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m., when the family will be in attendance. Burial will take place in the family lot in the North Pownal Cemetery.

Should friends desire contributions in Mrs. Gladys Jelley-Hall’s memory may be made to either VNA & Hospice of Southwestern Vermont Health Care or the Second Chance Animal Shelter through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201
Published in Bennington Banner from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2007
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