Gladys M. Reynolds
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1930 - 2019
Gladys Mae Bean Reynolds was born on August 29, 1930 in Mt. Vernon, IL. She died on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019. Gladys lived in Mt. Vernon most of her life, where she was a legal secretary and paralegal. She also worked as a bookkeeper and accountant. Gladys later worked 20 years for Inland Steel, Consolidated Coal Company, as a Crisis and Communications Hub Manager. She moved to Colorado Springs in February 1997, to live near her daughter Barbara and son-in-law, James Masciarelli. Gladys and Barb were the best of friends. Gladys married Robert Carson Reynolds on May 31, 1950, and they moved to San Angelo and San Antonio Texas, where Bob was stationed in the Air Force. Gladys worked for Travel Bug, Ways Out, and Stein Mart in Colorado Springs until 2010. She also volunteered for KCME. Her motto was, "Work hard and play hard." Preceding her in death are her parents, Auburn John and Etta Louise Bean, brother Floyd Bean, and former husband Robert Carson Reynolds Gladys leaves behind to cherish and mourn her: her devoted daughter, Barbara Gayle Reynolds Masciarelli, and son-in-law, James Masciarelli, two step-grandsons, James and Michael, five step-grandchildren, and a great-step granddaughter; daughter, Nancy Louise Reynolds Ligon, two grandsons, Daniel and Sean, and a great-grandson, William Daniel; daughter, Elizabeth Anne Reynolds Franks, son-in-law, Joe, and step-grandson, Jon. The family would like to thank ViewPointe, where Gladys lived August 2016-April 2018, Mt. St. Francis Nursing Center, where Gladys lived from April 18, 2018 until her death, and Compassus Hospice for their loving care for Gladys. As per Gladys' wishes, she donated her body to science, through Science Care, and will be cremated at a later date.
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Published in The Gazette on Dec. 4, 2019.
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December 15, 2019
I remember my cousin Gladys as a role model and always ready to help family and friends to have a better life. She took me to Ice Capades and shopping in St. Louis and she and Alice planned my wedding reception and made it happen. That was in 1963. Great lady. Loved her much.
December 14, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. She was a great lady. I always admired her. She was my cousin on my mothers side.
Delora Murlene Kerley Fugett
December 10, 2019
You will be dearly missed Gladys, may you rest in peace
Celina Chavez
December 10, 2019
I was able to have the honor to care for Gladys at ViewPointe. She was such a lovely lady and was so great to talk to daily. She will be greatly missed and has a very special place in my heart.
Celina Chavez
December 6, 2019
I was lucky enough to meet Gladys a number of years ago and she was such a bright light! She will certainly be remembered with a smile!
Laurel Myers
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