Gladys Means

Gladys Mae Means (Shields)

August 30, 1924 - July 25, 2020
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CALCUTTA, OHIO – Gladys M. Means, 95, of East Liverpool passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Calcutta Health Care Center.

Gladys was born in Chester on August 30, 1924 a daughter of the late Hobert and Violet (Wolfe) Shields. Gladys was a member of Campground Community Church. She was also a member of the Social Order of Beauceant and Order of the Eastern Star Crystal Chapter 18. Gladys retired in 1982 from Hall China as a gold liner and decorator.

Preceding Gladys in death were her husband Ira Morris Means, Jr; son Robert M. Means; two daughters Betty Taylor and Margie Mosser; four sisters Patty Shields, Grace Ours, Shirley Gutierrrez and June Chuck; five brothers Ray, Bert, Bill, Jack and Jim Shields and five grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her granddaughter, who took care of her, Kathy (Biser) Heath of Salem; sister and Florence Reed of Calcutta; ten grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home on Wednesday where the family will be present from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. where Pastor Tom Adkins will conduct a funeral service Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Yellow Creek Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 1:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Tom Adkins
  • Interment

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
    Yellow Creek Cemetery
    17365 State Route 45
    Wellsville, Ohio 43968
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Posted at 02:03pm
Don't wait until it's too late to tell someone how much you love them and how much you care about them because when they're gone no matter how loud you shout and cry they won't hear you anymore

Forever in our hearts , The Boyd's

Posted at 09:30pm
Loving memories will be cherished forever granddaughter Tiennette , grandson in-law Allen , great grandsons Johnnathan Nathan & Zakariah
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Tammy Friss

Posted at 11:18pm
It is very hard to describe the memory of an Aunt especially a "Shield's Aunt". All I can say is Aunt Gladys was always good to me and in later years she always sent me Birthday cards and always with a handwritten message. She will be missed and eternally in my memory! Tammy Reed (Friss).

Edward Chuck

Posted at 07:25pm
I'll never forget your laugh! It was unbelievably contagious! Rest in Peace Aunt Gladys.

Lorie Means Posted at 08:31pm

I am your name sake, I have kept your last name from 46 years...I am so very sad and I am deeply ashamed that I just know found out about your death. I live in Texas and due to Covid it may not be safe to travel. ...may you rest in Peace My mawl you , Lorie Means

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