Saturday, December 29, 2018, 12:00-1:30pm
Parlor of First Presbyterian Church
323 Main St., Greenville, PA
Saturday, December 29, 2018, 1:30pm
Westminster Chapel of First Presbyterian Church
323 Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. David Dobi, Pastor, officiating
Inurnment will be private in Shenango Valley Cemetery
Gladys L. Nye, 89, of 6 East Windridge Road, Greenville, passed away following an extended illness on Tuesday, December 25, at St. Paul’s Senior Living Community, Greenville.
She was born on Cherry Street in the family home in Albion, PA, on February 5, 1929 to the late Lyle Z. and Blanche B. (Mosier) Tucker. She was one of 5 children.
Gladys was 1947 graduate of the former Albion High School. She was married to Kenneth Nye on December 30, 1947 at the Methodist Church in Albion. They would have celebrated 71 years of marriage on December 30, 2018. In Albion, Gladys was baptized and a member of the Albion Methodist Church, a member of the Eastern Star, ’51 Club, and assisted with her daughter's Brownie Troop. Gladys and Ken owned The Sunnyside Dairy Restaurant, where her hot fudge sundaes were renowned.
She and her husband moved to Greenville in August 1963. Gladys was a homemaker and enjoyed working in various retail shops in Greenville including Keller’s Women’s Wear and The Tiffany Room. Along with her husband they owned and operated Nye’s Children’s Fashions; she was a member of the Greenville Hospital Auxiliary, where she helped stock the gift shop, modeled for the style show and helped organize the annual horse show held at Riverside Park. Gladys was a member of the former Thiel Women’s Club and Newcomers Club, the First United Methodist Church, and later joined the First Presbyterian Church in 1984; she sang in both their choirs. She was also a former member of the Thursday Morning Bible Study and a Women’s Circle.
Gladys enjoyed reading, playing cards, attending her children’s and grandchildren’s activities, crossword puzzles, and knitting. She also enjoyed golfing at the former Greenville Country Club and Birchwood.
Gladys and Ken enjoyed spending winters in Florida; for 20 of their 25 years there, they owned a home in Burnt Store Colony in Punta Gorda and were active members of their community.
Gladys is survived by her husband; one daughter, Jane L. Miller and her husband Jim of Greenville; two sons, Jeffrey C. Nye of Ebensburg and Jonathan F. Nye and his partner Ennis Smith of New York City; 3 grandchildren--Keith Miller and his wife Lori, Pittsburgh, Benjamin Miller, Greenville, Kelly Minner and husband Matt of Wexford; 3 great-grandchildren--Maia Miller, Henry and Rachel Minner; and her sisters, Dorothy Wilkins of Fairview and Shirley Kaufer of Albion and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son James K. Nye; her sister C. Jean Shearer, and brother William B. Tucker; her sister-in-law, Jean Tucker; and brother’s-in-law Robert Shearer and David Kaufer.
Her family would like to thank Reverend David Dobi, St. Paul’s Senior Living Community for the wonderful care they provided, UPMC Horizon, UPMC Shenango, Life Force, Hamot Medical Center, Chaplain Scott Graubard, friends and neighbors.
Memorial contributions can be made to The First Presbyterian Church, 323 Main Street, Greenville, PA or St. Paul’s Continuing Care Community, 339 Jamestown Road, Greenville, PA.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.