Gladys Lower, 86, of Ravenna, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
She was born in Phillipi, W.Va. to parents Joseph and Bessie Robinson on June 15, 1926. Gladys retired after a long, enjoyable career in retail, working at many of the clothing establishments in Ravenna and at one time managing public relations and waitressing at the Carousel Dinner Theater in Ravenna. Gladys was a member of the Christian Life Center in Kent and a past member of the Ravenna Eagles. She loved flowers and crafting and was quite a seamstress, having made wedding dresses for the family. Most of all she enjoyed her family gatherings and adored her children and grandchildren.
Surviving Gladys is her husband of 67 years, Ben Lower. Surviving also are her children: Paul Lower, Curtis (Cheryl) Lower, Richard Lower (Geraldine), Joseph Lower and Valerie (Mike) Root. Left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren: Tammy & Paul Lower, Jr., Lisa (Jason) McGregor, Sarah & Derek Lower, Travis & Thaddeus Root and her great-grandchildren: Kevin Lower and Erin Root. She also leaves her brother Tom Robinson and many loving nieces and nephews.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers: Frank and Bob Robinson and her grandson, Damian Root.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. Funeral Services, officiated by Pastor Greg Ebie, will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the Christian Life Center, 5931 Rhodes Rd., Kent, Ohio 44240. Entombment will follow at Grandview Memorial Park.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com
Memorial contributions can be made at the First Merit Branch in Ravenna to C.A.R.E. (Citizens for Addiction Recovery and Education), the organization founded by her daughter in her grandson's memory.
(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436, RC 2-1-13, 2-2-13)
I am sadden to hear of the passing of Gladys. Your family was good friends of our family. Even though it has been many years since any of us have seen your family, you were never forgotten and neither was she. May God bless all of you and give you peace. Marc Shomo
My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Madeline was a very nice lady.