Gladys Marie Olley, age 86, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center. She was born in Franksville on April 10, 1928, daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Nee: Grieger) Jacob.
Gladys was employed by A&E Mfg for 15 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church and the Caledonia Historical Society’s Linwood Park Project. She enjoyed ceramics and crafts. Above all, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.
Surviving are her four sons, Donald (Barbara) Olley, Robert (Karen) Olley, Kenneth (Becky) Olley, Gerald Olley; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Russell Jacob, Charles “Bud” Jacob; brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law, Francis “Doc” Olley, Sr. Michelle Olley, Sr. Betty Olley, Gail Olley of Lakeland, FL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Lester (Gertrude), Roy (Bernice); an infant sister, Dolores Jacob; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Edie Jacob, Alverona Jacob, Joann Olley, Fr. Edmund Olley, Raymond (Nancy) Olley, and David Olley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 10 a.m. with Reverend Kevin Mullins O.S.A. officiating. Interment will follow at Caledonia Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:15 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Memorials to St. Rita’s Catholic Church or the Caledonia Historical Society have been suggested.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center for their loving and compassionate care.
Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main St., Racine, WI (262) 634-7888