Gladys Hunter Stanford
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Gladys Hunter Stanford, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 22, 2018 at Virginia Place Assisted Living in Merrillville, Indiana. Gladys was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and attended and graduated from Oberlin Elementary and Washington High Schools. After High School, she attended and graduated from Shaw University, Raleigh, NC with a degree in Education. Gladys taught in North Carolina for several years. During Mayor Richard Hatcher's administration, and Doctor Watson, a former Raleigh Principal, becoming Superintendent of Gary Public Schools, a call went out for minority teachers to enter the Gary School System. Gladys and many other graduates from Shaw University left North Carolina to enter the call. Gladys was a dedicated teacher and taught in the Gary Public Schools for 52 years, and along the way she received her master's in Education from Indiana University. Gladys also received many school awards and worked in the community and was a faithful church member. Gladys was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Herbert Stanford, parents the late Charles W. Hunter, Sr. and Gladys Brown Hunter, brother Charles W. Hunter, Jr. and sisters-in-law Josephine H. and Shirley B. Hunter. She is survived by Brother Richard F. Hunter, Sr. of Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Gladys has several nieces and nephews Valerie Renee Hunter of Scotch Plains, NJ, Richard F. Hunter, Jr. (Dana C.) of Scotch Plains, NJ, and Charlese H. Raleigh, N.C.; great-niece Victoria Shirley Hunter of Scotch Plains, NJ, and two nephews of Raleigh, NC. She was genuinely loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed by those that knew her. Visitation Saturday September 29, 2018 from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 W.11th Ave. Graveside service 11:00 a.m. at Fern Oaks Cemetery 1518 E. Elm St. Griffith, In.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Sep. 26, 2018.
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November 5, 2018
To my family we wish too express my severe condolences to the loss of my sweet cousin Glady's. I will always remember her sweet spirit and smile. She will be sorely missed in her previous residence and also her Oberlin Community in Raleigh, NC where she grew up. We loved you Glady's.

Hermena & Gloria Hunter
Raleigh, NC 27610
Gloria Hunter
September 30, 2018
Please accept my most sincere and deepest sympathy. She and I had the pleasure of working closely at Horace Mann High School.
I'll always remember the joy on her face when I gave birth to my daughter on her birthday! She was such a kind and loving lady. I thank God for the opportunity to have had my life influenced by her.
May God's peace be with you always.

Blessings,
Channelle Glover
Channelle Gliver
September 27, 2018
To the Family of Mrs. Stanford,

She was one of my favorite teachers at Horace Mann High School. She always had encouraging words for students and staff members. She was quite and soft spoken and always had a beautiful smile. Take comfort in the memories you have and know that she is in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior!! Rest in Heaven, You deserve it!!

Dora Walker
Horace Mann C/O "79"
Dora Walker
September 26, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you, and may our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loves us, comfort your hearts and "make you firm". (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17)
JD
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