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Gladys S. Piell

September 30, 1926 — February 17, 2023

Wellsboro

Gladys S. Piell, age 96, of Wellsboro, joined her husband, Newton Piell, in heaven on Friday, February 17, 2023. They had celebrated 55 years of marriage together, prior to his passing in 2000. Born September 30, 1926, near Frenchtown, NJ, she was one of two children born to the late James & Johanna Naber Smith. Gladys was preceded in death by her brother, Fred Smith in 2010. 

 

Gladys had a true passion for music and played and taught piano for several years. She was a church member, organist, and choir director at the Baptistown Baptist Church in Baptistown, NJ. Gladys and Newton enjoyed traveling, especially camping trips, for many years. The most adventurous camping trip was driving the Alcan Highway in 1974 to visit their daughter, Christine, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Following Newton’s death, Gladys moved to Mansfield, PA, to be near family. There, she attended church services at the Wellsboro Baptist Church and the Bakerburg Community Church, where she assisted with the music program. 

 

Her remaining family includes, daughters, Nancy Stettler (Steve), of Mansfield, PA, and Christine Smellow (Sam, deceased), of Bainbridge Island, WA; grandsons, Steve (Michelle) and Brad (Denise) Stettler; great grandchildren, Tyler (Jamie), Nathan (Vivienne), Isaac (Rebekah), Ethan, and Karis Stettler; and great-great grandchildren, Sophia Stettler, Luke Kemp, Landon Stettler, Mackinley Stettler, Maverick Stettler, Kyle Anthony, and RaeLynne Anthony.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Gladys’ name to the Tioga County Homeless Initiative, 2580 Charleston Rd., Mansfield, PA 16933. 

 

Gladys will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Rosemont Cemetery in NJ. A virtual memorial service will be held sometime in March. For info, contact: Christine (Chris) Smellow at csmellow2002@yahoo.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Wilston-Currie Funeral Home, Mansfield, www.wilstoncurriefh.com.

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Gladys will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Rosemont Cemetery, Rosemont, NJ.

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