NILES -- Gladys M. Howell King, 91, passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 27, 2012, at Gracewoods Assisted Living, Niles.
She was born Oct. 11, 1921, in Hattiesburg, Miss., where she lived until she met her husband, Donald, who was stationed at Camp Shelby. They were married in 1945 and moved to Ohio in 1952.
She worked in retail sales, mostly in the baby and women's departments at Carlisle's, Montgomery Wards and Lane Bryant, and finally retired from Kmart on Elm Road.
She attended Tod Avenue United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Angelus Class and the Deborah Circle. She and her husband also enjoyed working the fish fry for several years.
Gladys is survived by her daughters, Kathy Ball of Florida and Carolyn (Rey) Collazo of Warren; a granddaughter, Angela Collazo; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald King; a daughter, Donna King Sayers; two brothers, Thomas Howell and Roy Howell; and a sister, Evelyn.
The family would like to thank the staff at Gracewoods Assisted Living and Harbor Light Hospice for all their help and compassion.
Following her wishes, services will be private.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McFarland & Son Funeral and Cremation Services, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481. Please send condolences and view this obituary at www.McFarlandCares.com.