Gladys I. Smith

February 06, 1920 ‒ January 07, 2020

New Bloomington, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Gladys I. Smith, age 99, of New Bloomington, died Tues, Jan 7, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family a month shy of her 100th birthday.

On Feb 6, 1920, Gladys was born in Wyandot County, OH, one of four daughters of the late Ephraim and Iris (Ulrich) Stansbery.

In 1950, Gladys married the love of her life, Virgil R. Smith.  They loved going fishing together, and especially taking their trailer up to fish in Lake Erie. He preceded her in death in 1970.

A card shark, Gladys was well known for her euchre skills.  She was always ready for a good game of cards.  She was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union.

One of the most loving people you could ever meet, Gladys was the best mother, grandmother, etc. her family could have ever asked for.

She will be missed by her three children: Gene (Sarah) Stansbery of TN, Richard (Mary) Stansberry of New Bloomington, and Verna (Orville) Russell of Marion; 12 grandchildren: Robin Smith, Gene (Terri) Stansbery Jr., Shasta Hansen, Richard (Krisstina) Stansberry Jr., Harley Huffine, Tress (Mitch) Bundy, Todd (Tiffany) Huffine, Christopher (Susan) Huffine, Heath (Lili) Stansberry, Scott (Julie) Stansberry, Angel Russell, and Sunshine (Judd) Edwards; a step son, Gibb (Marcella) Smith; and numerous great and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Including her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two grandsons, a great grandson; a great-great grandson; three sisters; and six step children.

Her family will greet friends from 1–2 pm on Mon, Jan 13, 2020, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 W. Center St., Marion.  Services honoring her life will follow at 2 pm.  Burial to follow in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Gladys’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Rest in Heaven NanNan😢 Your a beautiful Angel now, watch over us all❤️ Gone but never forgotten..Love Angel and children

  • Rest in Heaven Beautiful, we love and miss you so much nan nan! Love the Ramirez Family ❤️

  • You were my neighbor and a sweet lady that I called granny you will be loved and missed by us all, family and friends rest high on the mountains with Jesus. Love and prayers through this time of sorrow from Colon Sr. and Linda Williamson & family.

  • Grandma thank you for taking care of me and Scott for all them years and given us such great advice
    Until we meet again !

  • I love you grandma. You were a wonderful person. You taught me so much through the years ,you took great care of us kids. I will always remember many nights playing cards, teaching me to sew, how to quilt.i will never for get you. Miss you so much. Always in my heart. Till we see each other again. I love you.

  • Love you grandma!You were always the best!!
    I will never forget how you were with me and my sisters and my cousins. I’ll see you again!! Love you!!

  • Fly high beautiful angel. You will be forever missed, but never forgotten! We love you!!💕

    Love Todd, Tiffany, Kaitlyn and Ethan

  • Grandma words dont explain how my heart is hurting and. Heavy but in the same time it is happy that you are not suffering I will hurt for a while but I now your better off love you will miss you deeply love you grandson harley huffine

  • I didn’t know her very well but loved her so much. I know that she will be missed but I also know that she is in a much better place, no pain. R i p grandma.

  • I will truly miss you. You took care of me remember being 4. I love you see you in Heaven Debbie

  • You were a great aunt to me I will miss you!Fly high with the angels .love you Marian Mae.