Eileen Faulkner Gladden

January 01, 1922 ‒ July 19, 2017

Columbus, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

Eileen Faulkner Gladden, age 95, of Columbus, Ohio passed away on July 19, 2017.  She was born on January 1, 1922 in Cleveland Ohio to the late Augustus and Molly (Coughlan) Faulkner. She graduated from John Hay High School in Cleveland and went on to work for Kurtz Furniture Store.  She married C. Robert Gladden, who was a Bank Examiner for the Federal Reserve in Cleveland, in 1945.  They moved to Mount Gilead, Ohio in 1947.  They were married 54 years.  They owned the Gladden Insurance Agency, located “On The Square” in Mount Gilead for 42 years until Bob retired in 1989.  Eileen was preceded in death by her husband in 1999.  In 2005 Eileen moved from Mt. Gilead to Friendship Village of Columbus, Ohio.

In Mt. Gilead, Eileen became a stay at home Mom and dedicated 30 years of her life to raising her family of three boys.  Eileen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Gilead for 70 years.  She served as an Elder, Clerk of the Session, Church School Superintendent and Teacher.  She served on the Mount Gilead Library Board, Morrow County Board of Elections and Mount Gilead Zoning Board.  She was a Past President of Community Services, PTA and The Beta Progress Club.  She received the Distinguished Service Award from the Kiwanis Club in 1987.  She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for 55 years.

Eileen loved to travel through both the US and Internationally.  She was an avid Bridge player and belonged to numerous Bridge Clubs.  After her husband retired they loved spending winters in Florida.  She was interested in History having researched family genealogy and First Presbyterian Church History.

She is survived by sons Richard (Theresa) Gladden of Powell, Ohio; Dean (Jane) Gladden of Houston; Texas and John Gladden of Columbus, Ohio.  Grandchildren Jenny (Aaron) Glasgow, Westerville, Ohio; Cassie (Matt) Stone, Brooklyn, New York; Jay (Melissa) Gladden, New York, New York, Sadie and Molly Gladden, Worthington, Ohio: and Great Grandchildren Eric, Ailey and Carter Glasgow, Westerville, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 55 N. Cherry St., Mt. Gilead, with Rev. Deb Bowsher officiating. A Reception will follow.   Private family interment will take place at Bryn Zion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Gilead or the Friendship Village of Columbus Memorial Fund.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Eileen’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Richard, and all of Eileen’s family: Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the death of your dear mother. She was a loving, kind and fun-to-be-around lady. She touched the lives of many of us in Mt. Gilead. May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead.

  • I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mother . She was an amazing women .My heart felt sympathy along with my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family .
    Marilee George

  • Eileen Gladden played a big role in my life when I was a child growing up in Mount Gilead, Ohio. She worked closely with both my dad, Rev. John R. Owen, and my mom, Joan, at First Presbyterian Church. She was my Sunday School teacher. She was also my friend, in spite of the age difference. I remember picnics, trips to Lazarus in Columbus, and numerous events too long to list. I wish her family lots of love and deepest sympathy.

  • So sorry to hear about your mom. Our prayers go out to your family.
    Randy and Georgena Hord

  • I enjoyed getting to know your Mom when she was on the Zoning Board. You have our sympathy.

  • So sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing, Dean. Our sympathy is with you. Loosing a parent is tough.

    Nell and Gary Lennon

  • I am sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing. She was such a wonderful neighbor. I always valued her friendship and advise. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • Eileen was a very special lady and a great role model. I enjoyed working with her when she was planning the 150th anniversary of Mount Gilead Presbyterian Church. She had a deep appreciation of history. My sympathy to her family.

  • Dean,

    My deepest condolences on the death of your mom. She sounds like she was a terrific lady and knowing you, I’m not surprised. No matter when, we miss our parents, who have given so much to us. She will live on in the lovely memories you have.
    Best to you, Jane and the family.
    Love, Elynmarie

  • Dean and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your Morher as a very classy lady with a beautiful smile. I was blessed to get to know her better thru the Presbyterian church. My prayers are with you.

  • Dean and family:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She always seem to live life to the fullest, always a happy person ready to take on the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Terri and Bob Roesch

  • Richard, Dean & John,
    So sorry to hear this news! Your mother was a very special lady, an inspiration for many to pattern after. I greatly admired her.
    Beverly Campbell

  • Dean & Family:

    Those of us who have parents who live to bring great love & influence to our children and grandchildren are blessed indeed! I pray that your pain & sorry is eased as time passes and each of you in the family support each other with love & compassion.

  • Dean and Family, Sad to hear of your mother’s passing. Know that she is looking down on all of you with pride. May God hold her in the Palm of His hand. Deepest Sympathy

  • Dean,
    So sorry for your loss. Reading about your mother, it’s clear the she lived a full and fulfilling life. I hope wonderful memories help you through this difficult time, and keep her alive in your mind and your heart for years.
    Best wishes to you and your family,

  • Richard, Dean, and John,
    My heart sank reading the news of Eileen’s death. You all know how special she and all of your family have been to our family. She and Mom always said they were like sisters and so many of my memories of growing up in Mount Gilead include her and your whole family. She was a great lady and loved all of you and your families dearly.

  • My earliest childhood memories center on Westview Drive living a couple houses down from the Gladden family. Dean was one my best buds and they always made me feel at home. I will remember fondly my last visit with Mr. and Mrs. Gladden some 35 years ago as well as those from First Presbyterian Sunday school and other church activities.