GLEN ROCK Gladys A. Wheat, 85, formerly of Seven Valleys, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at her home. She was the wife of Kenneth J. Wheat with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage. Visitations will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 Second St., New Freedom, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Friedensaal Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9138 White Church Road, Seven Valleys, PA 17360. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Margareta M. Breden officiating. Interment in the church cemetery will follow the service. Born July 12, 1923, in Seven Valleys, Gladys was the daughter of the late John H. and Mabel E. (Gladfelter) Stine. Gladys was a Licensed Practical Nurse at the former West Side Sanitarium in York, and the Bonnie Blink Masonic Home in Hunt Valley, Md. She also worked at the former Hungerford Packing Company in Shrewsbury and the former Savada Brothers Sewing Factory in Glen Rock. Gladys was a faithful, dedicated, lifetime member of Friedensaal Evangelical Lutheran Church, its Ladies Sewing Circle, and its Sunday School. She was also a member of Farm Women Group 11. Gladys enjoyed flower gardening and loved to travel with Kenneth, making trips to the Holy Land twice, as well as to Europe and Hawaii. She was dedicated to her husband and her family. In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Joan Wisnom of Stewartstown and Regina Roney of Shrewsbury; grandchildren, Gordon Wisnom, Jr. and his wife, Kim, David Wisnom and his wife, Michelle, and Kelley Wisnom and his wife, Audra, all of Stewartstown, and Jessica Wallick of York; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Wisnom, Rachel Wisnom, Cassidy Wisnom, Kayla Wisnom, and Lindsay Wisnom; sister, Dorothy Sheffer of Seven Valleys; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Preston Stine and John Stine; and three sisters, Elsie Harrold, Florence Pardo, and Edith Delp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friedensaal Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund at the above address.
Published in York Daily Record on May 14, 2009.