Gladys Marie Romine Nease, age 92, was born September 23, 1925, to Elby and Mildred (Keyton) Romine, one of five girls, on a farm outside of Cullison, Kansas. A beloved mother passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017, at Pioneer Manor in Hugoton, Kansas. On September 2, 1944, she married her high school sweetheart, Robert Marion Nease, and was blessed with 68 years together. He preceded her in death on June 1, 2012.
Gladys graduated from Pratt, High School. After moving to Hugoton, she was a bookkeeper and accountant at Porter’s Drug Store, the Hugoton Clinic, and Southwest Savings and Loan. Her hobbies included china painting, gardening and sewing. Gladys was active as a 4-H leader for several years. Gladys was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include daughters, Grace Irene Prather of Bryan, Texas, and Linda Marie Bentz and husband Bruce of Hugoton; son, Dawn Robert Nease and wife Debrah of Elkhart; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Virginia Pope and Joe Tredenick.
Gladys is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters, Lydial Woods and Nadine Bender; and grandson, Bryce Bentz.
Funeral service will be at 9:30 AM on Friday, December 22, 2017, at The United Methodist Church in Hugoton, Kansas with Pastor Becky Davison officiating. Graveside service will be at 3:30 PM Friday, December 22, 2017, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt, Kansas, with Pastor Louis Keeling officiating. Friends may call Thursday, December 21, 2017, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, with family present, at Garnand Funeral Home in Hugoton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to ESTARL, The United Methodist Church or Pioneer Manor all in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S Main, Hugoton, KS 67951.