Eileen Faulkner Gladden
January 01, 1922 ‒ July 19, 2017
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.
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