Gladys was married on August 14, 1948 to Elbert Elverd, who survives. A homemaker, she had worked at General Electric for 13 years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and quilting. She was a lifelong member of Oak Ridge Apostolic Pentecostal Church.
Surviving is her husband, Elbert Elverd of Bristow; children, Kay Eastham and husband, Terry of Petersburg, Becky Ebert and husband, Gary of Ferdinand, Billy Joe Elverd and wife, Kathy of Bristow and Gregory Elverd of Bristow; brothers, Hilbert and Bob VanWinkle, both of Bristow; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Nellie Mullen and Dorothy Hayes; brothers, Seddie, James and Radie VanWinkle, and a great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. CST at Oak Ridge Apostolic Pentecostal Church. Pastor David Hayes will officiate. Burial will follow in Bristow Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00-8:00 P.M. at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home and Thursday from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at the church.