Gladys Day, 73, of Junction Day, died on Sunday, March 8, 2008, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia.
Services will be held at noon on Thursday at Day Funeral Home in Sandoval, with the Rev. Clayton Coffey officiating. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery, rural Vernon. Visitation was to be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Sandoval Fire Department.
Mrs. Day was born on May 13, 1934, in Vernon, the daughter of Lou and Mazie O’Neil Mays. She married Dale L. Day on June 26, 1955, in Ferando, Miss,; he died on Oct. 26, 1988.
She grew up in Vernon, attended Patoka Schools and lived in Vernon, Sandoval and Junction City. She was a homemaker and housewife, and she enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls, watching soap operas on TV and rummage sales.
She is survived by sons, Dale Day Jr. and his wife Martha of Waukon, Iowa, Roger Day and his wife Michelle of Bebe, Ark., Jerry Day and his wife Shelly of Vandalia, William Day and his wife Jesse of Sandoval, and Robert Day of Junction City; daughters, Donna and her husband Dennis Gambill of Sandoval, Sandra and her husband Clinton LeMarr of Centralia, Carol Day of Junction City, Rose Jasper and special friend Paul Hackett of Missouri, and Viola Shaw and special friend Skip Longley of Woodlawn; grandchildren, Christy Dawn Day, Holly Day, Ame Church, Karina Day, Ricki Day, James Day, Arthur Henson Jr. and his wife Andrea, Matthew Day, Jason Gambill and his wife Leslie, Ryan Gambill and special friend Julie Shaffer, Deanna Gambill and special friend Justin Sherl, Laura and her husband Jeremy Bockman, Darrell Day, Denise Gelsinger, Melissa Green, James LeMarr, Josh Cripps and Jamie Rizzo; great-grandchildren, Dustin Day, Dakota Day, Felicity Day, Donavan Gambill, Addy Gambill, Ethan Gambill, Zaida Bockman, Carrissa Bockman, Brock Bockman, Abigail Church, Brandon Gelsinger, Taylor Gelsinger and Bryce Gelsinger; brothers, Clarence Mays and his wife Gladys of Patoka, and James Mays and his wife Maxine of Greenville; stepsister, Brenda Mays of Centralia; sister-in-law, Sherry Mays of Sandoval; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Bob Mays, Wayne Mays and Everett Mays; and sister, Fern Hull.