Gladys J. (Thomas) Postlethweight
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Gladys J. (Thomas) Postlethweight, 92, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Evansville Protestant Home. She was born February 9, 1920, in Evansville, the daughter of the late Fannie and Edmund Thomas.
She was a graduate of Bosse High School, Lockyear Business College and received her Bachelor and Master degrees in education from the University of Evansville. She was a teacher with EVSC for 35 years, retiring from Culver School. She was a former Boy Scout Den Mother and a member of Morningside Church, the Indiana & National Teachers Association, the VFW Post #1114 Auxiliary, AARP Chapter #2301, the Silver Strider's Walking Club, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the SWIRCA Kitchen Band. She was a delegate to the Governor's Council on Aging and a Victory and Centre Volunteer.
Gladys and her husband were active in square and round dancing for many years and spent much of their time at their cottage on Barkley Lake. She enjoyed dancing, traveling and sports, winning four gold medals in the National Senior Olympics. Her group of line dancers entertained at nursing homes, etc.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 47 years, Joe Postlethweight, in 1987; five sisters and two brothers.
Gladys is survived by her daughters, Joan (James) Maurer, of Laguan Woods, Calif., and Jayne (Daniel) Worland, of Evansville; son, Brian (Barbara) Postlethweight, of Noblesville, Ind.; grandchildren, David Langan, Amy Torrence, Katherine Torrence Andersen and Brent and Cara Postlethweight; great-grandchildren, Brenna Torrence, Alexandria Langan and Ryan Andersen; sisters-in-law, Helen Thomas and Marian Hutchinson; nieces and nephews.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Alexander East Chapel, officiated by Rev. James Messer, with entombment in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Morningside Presbyterian Church, 8419 Newburgh Road, Evansville, IN 47715. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.
Published in Courier Press on June 21, 2012