Gladys May Brocklesby

January 29, 1930 ‒ March 24, 2007

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Gladys May Brocklesby, age 77, of Mount Gilead, died on Saturday evening, March 24, 2007, at the Morrow County Hospital Extended Care Facility following over a year long battle with cancer.

She was born in Harpster, Ohio, on January 29, 1930, the daughter of the late Fred and Iva (Dummitt) Staats.

Gladys married her loving husband of over 50 years, Lloyd Brocklesby, on February 19, 1949, in Greenup, Kentucky. Together they thoroughly enjoyed square dancing, nearly every Saturday night, in Johnsville, Galion, or anywhere else they could break a leg, literally. He preceded her in death on April 6, 2001.

Very self-sufficiently, Gladys and Lloyd ran the family farm, where they raised livestock and tended to a large vegetable garden. Gladys primarily took care of the home, and will forever be famous for her Saturday night ham and beans, and Sunday night fried chicken.

On February 12, 1952, Gladys was the first ever patient at the Morrow County Hospital on the day she gave birth to her daughter: Kathy. Also, she attended the Trinity United Methodist Church, and enjoyed listening to the musicians who would play at the Seniors on Center.

One of Gladys’ favorite pastimes involved painting, as she loved to paint various landscapes.

Always “happy to help,” Gladys will be remembered for her loving and caring ways, going out of her way to help anywhere there was a need.

Gladys will be missed by her two sons: Dennis (Nancy) Brocklesby, and Jeff (Cathy Sweeney) Brocklesby; daughter: Kathy (Dan) Rogers all of Mount Gilead; her three grandchildren: Nathan (Cheryl) Rogers, Tara (Drew) Lawyer, and Scott (Veronica) Brocklesby; two great-grandchildren: Alyssa & Dakota Brocklesby; two brothers: Bob (Arlene) Staats of West Point, and Roger (Linda) Staats of Galion; and four sisters: Dolly (Ralph) Lillo of Galion, Rosie Webb of Bucyrus, Ilene (Charles) Gelvin of Wadsworth, and Jeannie (Walter) Johnson of Galion.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father: Fred Jump; four brothers: Junior, Lester, Buddy, and Eddie Staats; and three sisters: Mary Thomas, Barb Swim, and Norma Seitz.

The family will greet friends on Tuesday from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 South Main Street, Mount Gilead, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Bruce Hartley officiating. Burial will follow in Bryn Zion Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 E. High St., Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338, or to the American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

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