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Gladys Elizabeth (Blake) Stemple

April 19, 1927 ~ October 10, 2018 (age 91)

Gladys Elizabeth Stemple, 91, of Kingwood, WV, died on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Preston Memorial Hospital.

Gladys was born April 19, 1927, in Tickleback, to the late Frederick Edward and Rella Irene (Davy) Blake.

She was a 1944 graduate of University High School. Gladys loved cooking, crossword puzzles, quilting, playing cards, and most of all, being with her family and her dog, Princess.

She is survived by one son and spouse, William and Nancy Stemple of Arnoldsburg; three daughters and spouse, Betty L. DeWitt of Kingwood, Mary C. and Kesslie Minney of Alum Bridge, Janice E. Stemple of Kingwood; one brother, Thomas Blake of Roanoke; two sisters, Nancy Jane Blake of Morgantown, Betty Hurd of Charleston; five grandchildren and spouses, Scott and Roz DeWitt of Kingwood, Connie and Mike Summers of Orma, Trisha and Russell Knicely of Orma, Courtney Templon of Kingwood, Wally Stemple of Hagerstown, 11 great-grandchildren and spouse, Nathan & Nina DeWitt, Nicholas DeWitt,  River & Riley Templon, Kiersten, Brooklyn & Russell Knicely Jr., Aislin Summers, Catlin Knicely of Orma, Steven Knicely of Parkersburg, Nickie Nida of Spencer, 7 great-great-grandchildren, Jameson Edward DeWitt, Zola Elizabeth DeWitt, Kaileah Brooke Boatwright, Jayden Knicely, Hannah Knicely, Wyatt Knicely, Micah Nida.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Wallace D. Stemple; one son, Wallace D. Stemple Jr.; three brothers, Frederick, James & Robert Blake; one sister, Mary Spiker; one son-in-law, Charles DeWitt.

Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price Street, on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 1:00 p.m. with A. Craig Rotruck officiating. Interment will be privately held in Maplewood Cemetery.

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