GLADYS L. STRAUSS
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Gladys L. Struass (nee Stang), age 96 and a life resident of Amherst, passed
away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family
after a brief illness.
Gladys was born in Elyria, August 6, 1924 to the late Harry W. and Helen
(nee Nell) Stang. Gladys was a stay at home mom until her sons were grown
and then she became employed at the former Zayre's and Ames in Elyria.
Following working there, Gladys was the manager of the sewing department at
Walmart in Elyria and then went to the Lorain Walmart from where she retired
at the age of 89. Gladys had worked for Walmart for 30 years and was very
proud of it. Gladys wed her husband, the late Vincent B. Strauss on April
12, 1947 and they were married 64 years at his passing in 2011.
Survivors include her sons; Mark Strauss, the Honorable Mayor Kim (Marie)
Strauss of LaGrange, Jay (Gwyn) Strauss of Amherst, grandchildren; Pam (Ken)
Strauss, Jon Strauss, Amanda (Jason) Loyer, Nicole (Korey) Strauss, Ashley
Strauss, three great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Gladys was preceded in death by eight brothers
Family will receive friends at the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park
Avenue, Amherst on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. The funeral service will be noon
on Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Paul G. Werner of St. Paul's
Lutheran Church, Amherst, officiating. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill
Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
Gladys's family would like the following organizations and individuals which
assisted Gladys to be able to live in her home; Home Instead, Pinnacle
Health Care (Sarah), Life Line, Visiting Physicians, Cathy Barnhouse,
Amherst Fire and Rescue, and her Jackson Street neighbors.
In Gladys's honor, memorials may be made to Friendship APL, 8303 Murray
Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035 or the Alzheimer's Association National Capital
Area Chapter, 8180 Greensboro Dr., Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102.