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Gladys E. Kimes

Gladys E. Kimes, 88, of Sandy Lake passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

She was born on October 24, 1933 in Worth Township, a daughter of Plummer C. and Mabel L. (Carey) Burdette.

Gladys was a graduate of the former Sandy Lake High School, class of 1951. She married William F. “Bill” Kimes on July 5, 1952. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2014.

Mrs. Kimes was employed by the Lakeview School District as a Secretary. Working at both Lakeview Middle and High Schools, she retired in 1993 after 30 years.

As an active member and Elder, Gladys served as the Financial Secretary and Church Treasurer of the Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church; she also taught Sunday School. In earlier years, she was an assistant Girl Scout Leader of the Sandy Lake Girl Scout Troop. Gladys also delivered Meals-On-Wheels with her husband for many years in the Lakeview community.

Gladys’s hobbies included reading, needlework, piecing quilts, and crocheting. She especially loved to knit, having knitted many items for babies and children, as well as afghans for family members and friends. Mrs. Kimes also had an affinity for gardening, as she loved planting flowers and taking care of the lawn. For over 60 years, she played cards with the Girls 500 Card Club. She enjoyed early morning walks every day, dancing, and vacationing in the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

Survivors left to cherish Gladys’s memory are her two sisters; Ruth J. Bruce of New Castle, PA, and Alice L. Boyd of Theodore, AL, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Gladys in death are her parents, her husband, and her two brothers; Harold C. Burdette and Cecil L. Burdette.

Arrangements are under the care of Rose and Black Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. of Stoneboro.

Per Gladys’s wishes there will be no services. Interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memories and online condolences can be shared by visiting www.RoseAndBlackFH.com

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Gladys was such a genuinely sweet & caring person & always had a smile to share. I will always remember her smile, entering the office @ Lakeview as a student there & also when seeing her in the community.

Judy Mowry Arnold Oct 9 2022 4:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gladys Kimes

Ed & Lindy Gahagan Oct 9 2022 12:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gladys Kimes

Karen (Reed) Drew Oct 9 2022 11:18 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gladys Kimes

Debbie Brown Oct 8 2022 4:38 PM

I remember Gladys from the days working at Lakeview. Her friendly smile and always cheerful greeting. She will be missed in Sandy Lake.

Delores Wetzel Oct 8 2022 1:13 PM

Gladys was one of the nicest ladies we have ever known. She had a kind and caring spirit and greeted everyone with a friendly smile. We always enjoyed talking with her at church and appreciated her help when she worked at the school. She will be missed and will always be fondly remembered.
Keith and Rosalyn Miller

Rosalyn A Miller Oct 8 2022 7:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gladys Kimes

Paul and Pat Johnston Oct 7 2022 11:43 PM

Such a sweet loving woman. Loved spending time & laughing with you. Happy that you are now with Bill in heaven . All our family will miss you.

Donna Rodgers Oct 7 2022 11:29 PM

Many prayers. Bill and Gladys lived next door to my mom and dad-best neighbors you could ever ask for! Carla (Shambaugh) Reichard

Carla Reichard Oct 7 2022 5:22 PM

My mother played cards with Gladys for as long as I can remember. They were always such good friends. She was such a beautiful person and will be missed.

Cris Martin Oct 7 2022 12:51 PM

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