Gladys Baber Chism, 87, widow of Howard Chism, died Friday, July 19, 2013, following a brief illness.
She was born to the late Asa and Anna Baber in Clark County.
Mrs. Chism was a charter member of Woodford Community Christian Church where she served in many areas over the years. With her late husband, she was the former owner and operator of Convenient Food Stores in Versailles, Lawrenceburg and Harrodsburg.
She was devoted to her family and friends, and served the Lord with a sweet and gentle spirit. She shared her unwavering faith and unconditional love with anyone she met.
Mrs. Chism is survived by her five children, Paula (Gary) Cardwell, Ann Allison, Yvonne Carter, Ginny (Dennie) Burton, and Jimmy (Rhonda) Chism; 12 grandchildren, David (Alicia) Cardwell, Lynn Cardwell, Jason (Christan) Allison, Angie Disponette, Brad (Stacey) Carter, Karen (George) Murphy, Kelly Burton, Krissy Burton, Michael Burton, Lori Buffin, Drew and Daniel Chism; 15 great-grandchildren, Brandon, James, Katelyn and Rebekah Cardwell, Maddy and Macy Allison, Kevin Booth, Shelby and Lily Carter, Alyssa Burton Rachel and Jason Murphy, Laken and Sean Webster and Emily Buffin; four great-great grandchildren, Joselyn, Jaya and Jenna Cardwell and Klarissa Jines; two sisters, Bessie Wilson, Shelbyville, Evelyn Palmer, Winchester; and a brother, Glenn Baber, LA.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her son-in-law, Jim Allison; grandson, Eric Allison, granddaughter, Kimberly Burton and great granddaughters, Sara Lynn and Sydney Marie Cardwell.
Funeral services were held July 23 at Woodford Community Christian Church. Randy Nation, Gary Black and Jason Allison officiated the service. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Woodford Community Christian Church or Terra Nova Community Church 174 Tar Hill Delaware, OH. Online condolences may be made at www.clarklegacycenter.com.