Gladys Tews, age 89, of Silver Lake, formerly of Buffalo, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at Burns Manor in Hutchinson.
She was born March 28, 1918, in the Hutchinson/Silver Lake area to Louis and Mary (Smahel) Dvorak, one of seven children.
Gladys married Bernard Robert Tews in 1938, and they were blessed with two sons and two daughters.
A wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Gladys loved to garden, always making bouquets from her lovely garden for everyone to enjoy. Her husband worked in a lumber yard most of his life. They both loved to fish, garden, garage sale, and dance.
Gladys and Bernard lived most of their life in the Hutchinson/Silver Lake area, and a few years in Las Vegas, Nev. They were members of Faith Presbyterian Church of Silver Lake most of their lives.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernard in 1993; sons, ElRoy in 1996, and Larry in 2006; daughter-in-law Leona Tews in 2007; grandson Stephen Buboltz in 1980; two brothers; and one sister.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Lanny) Taylor and Judith (Virgil) Buboltz; two sisters, Rose Splichal and Dorothy (Henry) Anderson; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
The funeral service was Monday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church of Silver Lake, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment followed at Bohemian National Cemetery.
The Maresh Funeral Home-Silver Lake served the family.