MIDDLEPORT — Louise Ruth Glaze Radford passed away on September 20, 2021 at the Overbrook Rehabilitation Center, Middleport. Louise was born on February 1, 1929 to Homer and Grace Glaze, one of twelve children.
Louise was a graduate of Middleport High School. She was a homemaker and faithful member of the Rocksprings United Methodist Church where she served as pianist for over 70 years. The most important thing in Louise's life was her family, who always came first. The family matriarch, she hosted the annual Glaze Family Reunion attracting family from as many as 15 states.
Louise married William Radford on August 29, 1948. Bill left this earth on July 29, 2014. Bill and Louise are survived by children: William (Carol) Radford of Hilliard, Rebecca Bryte of Marietta, and Mary (Roger) Gilmore of Pomeroy; grandchildren Brooke McCloud of Belmont, and Darby (Anna) Gilmore of Franklin, Tennessee, Lisa (George) Hutchison of Bolivar, and Christina (LeRoy) Fry of Charlestown, Ind.; great-grandchildren Justin Springer and Bayley McCloud of Belmont, and Kyndal Hutchison of Bolivar. She is also survived by brother George (Brenda) Glaze of Pomeroy, and many beloved nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband Bill, Louise was predeceased by her parents, Homer and Grace Glaze; brothers Donald, Ray, Virgil, Homer, Harry, Herbert, Carl and Glen Glaze; sisters Anna Pullins and Bessie Byers Hill; in-laws Homer and Helen Radford; brother-in-law Rollin Radford; and son-in-law Robert Bryte.
Louise donated her body to the Willed Body Program of Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Rocksprings United Methodist Church on October 9 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Rocksprings United Methodist Church, 34500 Rocksprings Road, Pomeroy, Ohio 45769.