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.