December 10, 1933 - May 3, 2012 Resided in Kalamazoo, MI
GUTHRIE, Gladys K.
Passed away Thursday, May 3, 2012. Gladys was born December 10, 1933 in Moulton, AL, the daughter of Jessie and Lona (Little) Vess and lived in the Kalamazoo area for many years. She was employed by Borgess Nursing Home in the dietary department for many years and enjoyed gardening in her spare time. When her mother died at an early age, Gladys raised her 8 brothers and one sister. She loved her family and all the kids. On July 11, 1967, she married Charles Guthrie, who preceded her in death on August 13, 1992. She was also preceded by her parents and three grandchildren. Gladys is survived by her children, Steven Earl Oliver of Albertville, AL, Kathy (Rodney) Blank and Jo Ann (Steve) Craig, of Kalamazoo; a special daughter, Mary (George) Neiman; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 8 brothers, Harold, Ray, Gerald, Curtis, Wayne, Gary, Donnie and Rene Vess; a sister, Carolyn Borden; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2:00 PM in the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St., with Pastor Efrain Maya, officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Ever-Rest South. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Please visit www.langelands.com for online obituary, directions, register book and condolences.