Gladys M. Jackson

April 25, 1913 ‒ February 01, 2008

Marengo and formely Bentonville, Ohio

Gladys M. Jackson, age 94, of Bentonville, Ohio, died Friday morning, February 1, 2008, at Bennington Glen in Marengo, Ohio.

She was born on April 25, 1913, in Adams County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Jesse M. and Bessie F. Bailey. Gladys was a graduate of the West Union High School in the Class of 1931.

On August 5, 1935, Gladys married Ray S. Jackson, who preceded her in death on April 17, 1989.

Gladys was a retired cook for the Manchester School System in Adams County and a lifelong devoted member of the Bentonville Methodist Church. She will be remembered for her smile, never complaining, and her willingness to always help when needed.

She is survived by her son, Olen (Ruby) Jackson of Mount Gilead, three grandchildren: Merrily (John) Antony of Portland, Oregon, Derek Jackson of Mount Gilead, and Rebecca (Eric) Boyer of Toledo; and nine great-grandchildren.

Including her husband and parents, Gladys was preceded in death by two brothers: Lavon and Olen Bailey; and three sisters: Effie Brown, Mary Puttock, and Pauline Hildebrand.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Adams County and burial will be held in Kirker Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bentonville Methodist Church, Box 176, Bentonville, Ohio, 45105 or to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St., Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at