Gladys F. Hostetler, 69, of Apple Creek, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at the Cleveland Clinic following a brief illness.
She was born in Orrville on June 28, 1953 to the late Willis and Delpha (Geiser) Neuenschwander and married Ervin M. Hostetler on January 22, 1972 and he survives.
She retired in 2020 from Himes, Slater and Hershberger in Kidron following 29 years of service. She was one of the founding members of Living Water Community Church in Dalton in 1986. She served in many capacities, including Children’s Ministry Director and Church Leadership Team to name a couple during her time there. She found it a blessing to help coordinate Bible School with other gifted leaders in the church. Gladys really enjoyed spending time with family and friends, visiting and creating memories. She especially enjoyed her annual trip to the Great Smoky Mountains with different family members and the adventures and mischief that would take place. She loved music, flowers and gardening, as well sewing and scrapbooking.
In addition to her husband, Ervin, she is survived by sons, Trevor (Jenn) Hostetler of Kidron and Todd (Sarah) Hostetler of Wausau, WI; granddaughters, Emma, Janae, Kate and Emily; sisters, Marilyn (Ernie) Miller of St. Paul, MN, Ruth (Levi) Hostetler of Meridian, MS and Myrna (Mark) Streb of Dalton; brothers, Harold (Sue) Neuenschwander of Dundee and Larry (Beverly) Neuenschwander of Dalton; and a sister-in-law, Sandy Neuenschwander of Dalton. She also left behind many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford.
Friends may call on Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 3-6:00 pm at Living Water Community Church, 200 N. Kurzen Road, Dalton. A service of celebration will be held on Monday at 7:00 pm at the church with Pastor Mike McFarren officiating. Family graveside services will be held prior in the Sonnenberg Cemetery. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Aid Ministries.