Gladys Floriene Jerome

First Posted: 12/23/2010

Van Wert

Gladys Floriene Jerome, 95, died at 5:40 a.m. Dec. 22, 2010, at VanCrest Healthcare Center, Convoy.

She was born Jan. 7, 1915, in Harrison Township, Van Wert County, to John F. and Nettie A. Heath Finkhousen, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 10, 1932, she married Robert Martin Jerome, who died Aug. 22, 1983.

Mrs. Jerome was a homemaker. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Van Wert, where she had been a Sunday school teacher, superintendent and Youth Fellowship counselor. She was an officer in the Christian Business and Professional Women organization.

Survivors include six children, Robert Duane (Jean) Jerome, of Belle Vista, Ark.., Gerald E. (Jane) Jerome, of Van Wert, Mary K. (Gene) Jordan, of Lima, Margaret (Bill) Madewell, of Garland, Texas, Maynard R. (Bobbi) Jerome, of Channahon, Ill., and Jesse David (Marlene) Jerome, of Grove City; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Adrian L. Finkhousen; and two sisters, Helen DeCamp and Cleo Wisener.

Services will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Van Wert. The Rev. Clark Williman and the Rev. Paul Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International or the Van Wert Salvation Army.

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