Gladys Preston Gladys Preston, age 89, went home to be with the Lord on October 9, 2016. She was born in Belleville, West Virginia on September 30, 1927 to the late Charles and Frances Smith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth and her twelve brothers and sisters. She is survived by sister-in-law, Mildred Smith; son, Jim (Carol); daughter, Jan (Keith); Geneva; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The Rev. Matthew Skifstad will conduct services Saturday, October 15, at the Catavolos Funeral Home, 3653 W. Market St., at 12 noon, where the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victory Life church, Hospice national Church Residence or the Humane Society of Akron. 330-665-1700, www.catavolosfuneralhome.com .
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