She leaves behind her son, Pierce Ellis and his wife Judy of Northborough; her daughter, Linda Johnson and her husband Joseph of Shrewsbury; four grandchildren, Stephanie Sarli of Shrewsbury, Sharon Lindsay of West Boylston, Cindy Birri of Shrewsbury, and Tracy O”Neil of Northborough; a sister, Beatrice Martin of Ontario, Canada; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers, Albert and Tommy, and her sisters, Ella, Pearl, and Alice.
Born in Graniteville, Quebec, Canada, and raised in Rock Island, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Goldie (Hartley) Wheeler.
Gladys was employed at Spencer Co. in Rock Island, where she was the inspector and head seamstress. She enjoyed sewing, bingo, watching movies and dining out. Most important to her was her family, by whom she will be dearly missed.
Calling hours in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough, will be private. A graveside service will take place in Crystal Lake Cemetery in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada.
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