Gladys W. Smith, 89, of East Troy, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at the Neshaminy Manor, Warrington.
Gladys (Kring) was born in Troy Township on Aug. 25, 1923, the oldest daughter of Alvin and Effie Wingard Kring. She attended school in West Burlington and Troy. For 32 years, she and her late husband, Erle, managed the Bradford County Manor.
Gladys was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church, the French Choppers Camping Club, the Eastern Star of Towanda, the Troy Hospital Auxiliary, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Oscoluwa Engine and Hose Company, Troy.
She was married to Erle Smith, who died in 1998. She is survived by Donna (Charles) Grezlak of Doylestown, Dale Smith of Troy and Glenn (Dawn) Smith of Warrenton, Va.; four grandchildren, Chris (Megan) Grezlak, Andrew (Ashlea) Grezlak, Emma (Jordan) Atkinson and Abi Smith; three great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Shelby and Bennett Grezlak; sister Alda Kiser of Troy; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lewis "L.J." Kring and Harold Kring, her infant sister, Helen Kring, and a brother-in-law Robert Kiser.
Gladys left a legacy of love of family and friends. She loved visiting and caring for friends and family. Special folks were gifted with her apple pies and sugar cookies.
A funeral service will be held at at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at the funeral home. Interment will be held in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills. Memorial gifts to the Troy Fire Department or the East Troy Methodist Church would be appreciated.