Gladys Mae Wayne
May 3, 1933 January 29, 2021
Gladys Mae Wayne, 87, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 29, 2021.
She was born at home in Curryville, daughter of the late Charles and Mabel (Hoover) Kagarise. She was twice married, first to Ralph Worthing who preceded her in death in 2006.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Sidney M. Wayne, of Homewood, with whom she celebrated 43 years of marriage; three children: Perry L. Worthing (Lynne) of Elizabeth, CO, Carol Ann Worthing of Castle Rock, CO and Bonnie Trella (Rick) of Altoona; six grandchildren: William Ferreira, Malia Ferreira, Meagan Tracey, Kristina Worthing, Scott Walters (Jamie) and Erik Walters (Jess); five great-grandchildren: Sarah and Sadie Walters and Brook, Natalie, and Luke Walters; two sisters: Esther Wack (Bill) and Rose Evans (Hayden) both of Telford; also many cousins, nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Susan of Cary, NC.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Kagarise.
Gladys attended Morrisons Cove High School, Martinsburg and the Altoona School of Commerce. She worked several places after raising her children, most notably at Mercy Hospital as a secretary for Social Services and then Berman’s Jewelry, Altoona, where she met the love of her life, Sidney. They married on December 31, 1977 at the Edith Davis Eve Memorial Chapel at Penn State, Altoona and honeymooned in New York. She moved to Burlington, NC to join Sid where he was employed as a mechanical engineer for AT&T, retiring in 1989.
She was a member of Curryville Church of the Brethren and then attended Front Street United Methodist Church in Burlington, NC. Over the years Gladys enjoyed devoting her time and talents to many projects within her church family and community.
Gladys especially enjoyed visits and phone calls from her grandchildren and staying updated with photographs on Facebook. Her favorite pastimes included gardening, flower arranging, baking, and painting. She loved receiving cards as well as sending birthday cards to family and friends. Gladys took master gardening classes and was invited to join the Wayside Garden Club for Alamance County. She and Sid enjoyed getting together with friends for a “Couples” dinner club and had many exciting adventures together including, attending hot air balloon festivals, Hershey car shows, concerts and craft shows.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private service for immediate family will be held at Bice Memorial Chapel at Homewood, Rev Jerry McCuller Jr. and Pastor James Neatrour officiating. A memorial service celebrating Glady's life will be scheduled at a later date for their friends and residents of Homewood. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.
For anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in her name, the family suggests contributions to Homewood at Martinsburg, 437 Givler Drive, Martinsburg, PA 16662.