Gladys Jean Stemmley
Gladys Jean Stemmley, 93, of Sun Lakes, AZ, formerly of Orion, passed away Sunday, May 14th at Hospice of the Valley in Chandler, Arizona. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory in Geneseo. Reverend Melva England will officiate. Burial will be in the Orion Lutheran Cemetery in Orion, IL. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 a.m., one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. Memorials may be left in her memory to the Gladys Jean Stemmley Memorial Fund.
Gladys Jean was born April 11th, 1924, the daughter of Frank and Iona (Standard) Soderberg, in Orion, IL. She married Fred Stemmley on November 24, 1942 in Missouri. Gladys Jean worked at Anniston Army Depot in Bynum, AL for 25 years. Gladys Jean volunteered at the Stroke Center while living in Palm Springs, CA and was a life member of the Elks Lodge.
Those left to cherish her memory include; her husband Fred, her daughters: Linda (Rick) Harrison of Montevallo, AL, and Mary Tolbert of Reno, NV; 4 grandsons, and 8 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Iona and 3 sisters: Martha Bodeen, Maxine Dorman, and Shirley Skinner.