Gladys L. (Abbott) Meleen

Born: Fri., Aug. 26, 1932
Died: Wed., May 17, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., May 21, 2017
Location: Sugar Grove First United Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., May 22, 2017
Location: Sugar Grove First United Church

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Gladys L. Meleen, 84, of Sugar Grove, passed away Wednesday May 17, 2017 at the Warren General Hospital.

She was born August 26, 1932 in Busti, N.Y., a daughter to the late Alden and Mary Hall Abbott.  She had worked at the State Hospital as a clerk for 20 years, retiring from there in 1996. She was an 84 year member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, where she held many roles over the years, including the Care Team, WCTU, and may other of the ladies groups.  She was a proud member of the Fiddler Hill Quilt Group and enjoyed making quits.  Gladys was also very active in the community with the Sugar Grove Sales Day, the Santa Tree and the Angel Tree. She also enjoyed camping, members, gardening, feeding the birds, Bridge club and especially traveling to see family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Stanley Meleen, whom she married Oct 7, 1950, her children Debbie (Bill) Hirsch of South Lake Tahoe, CA, Crystal Meleen and her husband John Keats of Great Falls, VA, and Jim Meleen and his companion Linda Falconer of Warren, PA; a brother, Richard Abbott of Long pond, PA; her grandchildren, Rebecca Williams of Reston, VA, Justin Troxell of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Aaron Hirsch of Chicago, IL; her great-grandchildren, Chase, Grayson and Gavin Williams, Shaniah and Isaiah Caldwell and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Gladys is preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffrey Meleen and a brother Marion Gregg Abbott.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, May 21, at Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 3 Race Street, Sugar Grove, PA 16350, from 4:00-7:00pm and also on Monday, May 22, from 10:00-11:00am at the church at which time a funeral service will be held there with the Rev. Shelia Auer, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow on the Wesleyan Cemetery.

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Pam Benson McAulay
   Posted Sat May 20, 2017
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Gladys was such a warm and giving person. I'll always remember her with a smile on her face.

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