Gladys Terflinger

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June 2, 1929 - July 24, 2016

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Gladys A. Terflinger (Elswick) Gladys was born June 2, 1929 and died peacefully July 24, 2016 at Sunrise Senior Living in Worthington, Ohio. Glady, as she preferred, grew up in Pikeville, Kentucky. She attended Pikeville High School, Pikeville College, and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Education degree. She taught in Colorado and Florida before teaching first grade at the Glenmont School in the Columbus School System. She is survived by her loving family, husband Leland, daughter Diane Stresing (David), grandchildren Dawn and Will, sister Ruth Mehaffey, brother Thomas Elswick and many nieces and nephews. Following cremation, her ashes will be scattered according to her wishes. Although she did not want a formal funeral service, memorial gatherings will be held at a later date in Lexington, KY and Columbus, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to a favorite charity. The family would like to thank everyone, staff and residents, at Sunrise Senior Living in Worthington and all the members of Heartland Hospice for their love and care over the last few years and especially the last few weeks.


Gladys De Schepper - Aug 8, 2016

Dear Leland and Diane,
I think about you and Gladys Aileen every day and hope that you are finding comfort in your grief.
I am so sorry that she is gone.
Gladys Celestine

Sanford and Joyce Vaughn - Aug 5, 2016

So sorry to learn of the passing of your Glady. Leland our thoughts and hopes are with you and your family. Sanford and Joyce

Eddie L Hardy - Aug 4, 2016

Lee, Diane posted information today on Facebook of Glady’s passing on July 24. I want you to know that Sue and I are praying for you and Diane and her family. No words are enough, but I just wanted to let you know that we love you and are thinking of you at this time.

Darcy Joslin - Aug 3, 2016

Dearest Leland, Diane, and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I always felt so welcome in your home…your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
My love,
Darcy Joslin

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