Gladys J. Legros

October 29, 1919 ‒ August 29, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Gladys J. Legros, age 94, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Country Court Nursing Center. She was born on October 29, 1919 in Van Voorhis, Pennsylvania to the late William and Helen (Lewis) Adamson. Gladys moved from Belle Vernon, PA to Mount Vernon in 1950 residing in the same residence for 64 years.

Gladys was a 1937 graduate of George High School and a 1939 graduate of the Franklin Commercial School both of Pennsylvania. She was an associate of the J. C. Penny Co. department store for 10 years. Gladys was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Dan C Post #136, First Christian Church Disciples of Christ and the Good Shepard Sunday School class.

Gladys enjoyed being a room mother for 3rd and 4th grades at Hiawatha Grade School and a den mother for the Cub Scouts. She had a fondness for animals, especially her cats Nathan and Zoey. Gladys was an admirer of the red cardinal bird. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and crafts, giving many of her projects as gifts. To Gladys, yard work was a form of therapy helping her relax and she was always thankful for her dear family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Larry Legros of Mount Vernon, three grandchildren, Arian (Tim) Sapp, Teresa (Dale) Legros Main and William (Jenny) Legros, great grandchildren, Lindsey (Michael) Springston, Cierra Sapp, William Legros, a great great grandson, Gavin Michael Springston, a sister, Barbara Soltesz, nieces, Nancy Adamson, Bonnie Broida, Debbie Spiker and Dawn Lynn Fike, a nephew, Ronnie (Pam) Adamson and many great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Legros, two brothers, William Adamson and Donald Adamson.

The family will observe a private burial in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Gladys J. Legros.

Memorial contributions in Gladys’s name may be made to the Knox County Humane Society or the charity of one’s choice.

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  • Gladys will always remain in our hearts along with Henry. We had the best time with them during the 80’s camping. She was always a classy lady and Henry was always the life of the party. For sure they are happy to be together again. Gladys will be sadly missed by many. We send our sincerest sympathy to you Larry and family. Stan & Donna Petras

  • We will always remember Gladys ( and Hank ) from our camping days at Lake Timberlin. She was a very beautiful lady and I will always remeber our conversations about the beautiful flowers she grew at her trailer at the campground. My late wife and I both enjoyed her company and conversations.If yo9u looked in the dictionary for the word “classy”, it should have her picture.