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Calling Hours:
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Additional calling hours Monday morning, 10:00-11:00am
at Calvary United Methodist Church

Funeral Service:
Monday, April 30, 2018, 11:00am
Calvary United Methodist Church
44 S. Mercer St., Greenville, PA
Dr. Carl A. Nicklas & Rev. Paul Mitchell, co-officiating

Burial with committal prayers will be in Delaware Cemetery

Gladys Mae Beilstein, was born to Wade and Flora (Ward) Sweet in Andover, OH on July 1, 1922.  She passed away on April 25, 2018 at the age of 95.

She graduated from Penn High School in Greenville. At the age of 23 Gladys had already trained to be a draftsman, chemist, pilot, and librarian. After school she became a chemist and worked at the TNT plant making dynamite for WWII. She married John Harold Harry and worked at Foulk's Drug Store as a bookkeeper until she retired. After the death of John Harold she married Richard “Dick” Beilstein in 2011, he resides in Greenville. 

She is also survived by three children; William Harry and  his wife Brenda of Sharon, Kathie DiDonato and her husband Paul of Jamestown, James Harry and his wife Susan of Fairbanks, AK, a sister; Marian McLean of Sebring, OH; six grandchildren; Jacqueline Johnson, Douglas Harry, Daniel DiDonato, Nicholas DiDonato, Emma Harry, and Wade Harry, eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, a brother, Clifton Sweet. 

Her beloved dog Bixley will greatly miss her as well as the entire family.   Gladys was an avid bridge player enjoying many card clubs. Painting was a passion of hers, she excelled in landscapes. Many of which were inspired by the woods around the family camp. She enjoyed sitting on the camp porch in a rocking chair, fishing, and boating. She was skilled in sewing, knitting, and crocheting. She enjoyed golf, bus trips, and square dancing. It was her love for the Calvary United Methodist Church that brought her much joy in her later years. When Gladys married Dick she gained a whole new family along with a church full of friends with warm hearts.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 44 S. Mercer St., Greenville, PA 16125.

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8 Comments

  1. Gail Harry Chadwick Gail Harry Chadwick
    April 26, 2018    

    Our deepest sympathies to my dear cousins (Bill, Kathie and Jim) and their families and all of Gladys’ extended family and friends. She lived her whole life in the same area and was beloved by so many. Especially in the later years, during our too infrequent visits, I looked forward to seeing her throw her arms wide for a big hug and her squeals of delight upon our arrival. She would gather us up for an evening of her favorite table games and always had a story (or many) to tell. You will be greatly missed, dear Aunt Gladys. Much love to Gladys’ beloved family, who will miss her most.

  2. Nathan Stewart Clark, Jr. Nathan Stewart Clark, Jr.
    April 28, 2018    

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss, but what a Truly Extraordinary woman you were so fortunate to have had in your midst for so many years. I never met her, but I was thoroughly impressed to read that “at the age of 23 Gladys had already trained to be a draftsman, chemist, pilot, and librarian”. Considering that timeline meant she had all those accomplishments to her credit by the end of WWII in 1945, an era still very heavy with gender discrimination in at least three-quarters of those professions, this remarkable and lovely lady was clearly one of the early trailblazers for women in those fields. It would be a great tribute to how she lived her life to say that she had set out into the unknown challenges of any One of those areas, but to have embarked in mastering multiple ‘non-traditional’ fields, she bravely cut a wide swath for other generations of young women to follow. She has left you all a profound and lasting legacy about which you can each feel a tremendous measure of familial pride. May she rest in peace.

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 28, 2018    

    Dick – So sorry to hear that Gladys is gone.
    What an exceptional woman.
    Mimi & Ed Filer

  4. Ruth DiDonato Maggs Ruth DiDonato Maggs
    April 28, 2018    

    RIP Gladys. You were always a gracious lady. We enjoyed having you as part of the family. Fly with the angels.

  5. Sheryl Snyder Sheryl Snyder
    April 29, 2018    

    RIP Gladys you were a sweet lady .To Prayers for all her family .

  6. Dave Johnsen & Margie Welsh Dave Johnsen & Margie Welsh
    April 30, 2018    

    Bill, Kathie & Jim,

    Margie and I want to express our sincere condolences to you and to your families on the passing of our Aunt Gladys. A long life, well lived, is indeed an admirable achievement!

    I watched the video of old photos on this site (three times actually) and it brought back lots of old memories. Prominent among them were all of the Harry family reunions which your mother hosted in your back yard when we were young children. The most exciting place for us to play was in your basement (possibly because we weren’t yet allowed to go by ourselves into the woods behind your house) but we always showed up when they brought out the potato salad.

    With love to you all,
    Your cousin Dave

  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 30, 2018    

    Aunt Gladys was such a wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed.

    Murray and Marcia Stafford

  8. Anonymous Anonymous
    May 5, 2018    

    Kathie and Paul: Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of Kathie’s mother. I have many great memories of spending time at your house, Kathie, and remember well the beautiful smiles and kindnesses of both of your parents. Your mom was definitely a special person. In peace, Marj (Hodge) Kramer

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