Gladys Bedenbaugh Shealy, 81, of Prosperity, widow of Julian L. Shealy, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at her residence.

Born on January 9, 1934, in Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late Jones Mathias and Rae Smith Bedenbaugh. She was retired form Old School Manufacturing. Mrs. Shealy was a member of Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church where she was involved with the Mt. Pilgrim Swingers.

She is survived by a son, J. Michael Shealy of Prosperity; a daughter, Donna Shealy Turner (Eugene) Jacobs of Prosperity; brothers, Bobby Bedenbaugh of Prosperity and Rev. Clyde E. Bedenbaugh of Pembroke Pines, FL; a sister, Doris Shealy of Joanna; three grandchildren, one step-grandchild, six great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday, April 1,2015, at Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church by the Rev. Bobby Morris. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church, PO Box 678, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1741, Greenwood, SC 29648.

Active pallbearers will be Russell Bedenbaugh, Paul Jacobs, Brandon Shealy, Nathan Shealy, Phil Shealy and Andy Turner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Helen and Ritchie Koon, Susan and Steve Bishop, Trudy and Ned Brewer, Kathie and Guy Rister, Larry Spotts and George Piersol.

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#21 Karen Davis 2015-03-31 18:45
Mike and Donna, So sorry to hear about Mrs. Gladys. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
#20 Allene Dawkins 2015-03-31 17:05
my love and prayers are with all of your family at this sad time. God bless each of you!!
#19 Glenda & James T. 2015-03-31 16:11
Brandon,Nathan, Mike and Donna, we are so sorry for loss. Our prayers are for you and your families during this difficult time. Love to you all.
#18 Wendy Riley 2015-03-31 06:17
Donna, Mike, Brandon & Nathan,
Michael and I were sorry to read of your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

In Christian Love,
Wendy & Michael Riley
#17 Dale E. Shealy 2015-03-30 23:29
Donna, Mike and family, We were saddened to hear about your Mother's passing. Mrs Gladys was such a kind lady and a good friend. We will all miss her. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. We know that she is with the Lord and the Lord will be with you all during the difficult days and weeks ahead.
#16 Carol Farr Sanders 2015-03-30 21:47
Donna and Mike, You are in my thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow. May God give you strength, peace and comfort as only He can. May it be a comfort to know she is no longer in pain and is in heaven with her Lord.
#15 Wayne and Betsy Blac 2015-03-30 19:42
Donna and Mike, I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Gladys' passing. She was such a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
#14 Martha C. Pugh 2015-03-30 19:01
Donna, Mike and family so sorry about the loss of your mom, she was a very sweet lady, always enjoyed talking with her. Just treasure all your sweet memories and it will help you. May God continue to bless all of you during this time. Love to all. Martha and Dale
#13 Debra Perdue 2015-03-30 17:30
Donna and Mike, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Love to you all.
#12 Guy & Kathie Rister 2015-03-30 14:44
Donna and Mike,
So sorry about your mom's passing. Hang onto your precious memories. One I remember is her going to a Pat Boone concert with us for my mom's birthday at the Newberry Opera House. We so enjoyed her company, and she will be missed. Sending prayers for the difficult days ahead.
Love to you both and your families.
#11 Sandy Erickson 2015-03-30 13:30
Donna and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you for strength and comfort.
#10 mike & donna hall 2015-03-30 09:28
please accept our heartfelt sympathy. ms gladys was a sweet lady i (we) will miss her
our prayers and thoughts are with the entire family
#9 Lynn Wessinger 2015-03-30 09:06
Mike and Donna, I am so sorry for your loss and sorry I am out of town and unable to wish you my sympathies in person. Please know, however, that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers during this very difficult time. My prayer is that you will find peace and comfort in remembering all the special times with your mom. With Love, Lynn and Larry Wessinger
#8 Bobbie Cumalander Ki 2015-03-30 09:06
Donna and Mike and family,
My deepest sympathy is shared with you. Let it be comforting to know that heaven rejoices in her arrival. She is walking the streets of gold....resting at the feet of Jesus, singing praises with other loved ones ....To all the family our thoughts and prayers will be with you. May GOD comfort and strengthen you. May we celebrate the life of this precious saint. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.
#7 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2015-03-30 07:45
Donna & Family, so sorry to hear about your Mom. May you find comfort in knowing others care.
Dan & Robbie
#6 Shelley Remion 2015-03-30 00:25
Mrs. Donna,
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom.
You are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Shelley Zeigler Remion
#5 Pam Lindler DeHart 2015-03-29 23:06
Love and prayers for all the family. Love you Donna...
#4 Brice & Alice Boozer 2015-03-29 22:03
We will surely miss Aunt Gladys. She was our family historian and now I will not know the 'Rest of the Story". Sending all my love to my precious Aunt Gladys who was a hard worker, believer in God, a good parent and grandparent and who would never hurt a living soul. Rest in peace and never suffer with pain again. You will always remain in my memories when as a child at our family reunions at Granny's house. Love you on earth as well in heaven.
#3 Billy & Edith Morris 2015-03-29 21:52
Always enjoyed talking with Mr. Julian and Mrs. Gladys when they had goats and we were just starting out with goats. I'm sure Mrs. Gladys is glad to be home with Mr. Julian.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May your sweet memories carry you through your grief.
Billy & Edith Morris
#2 Rodney & Mary B 2015-03-29 16:06
Mike, Donna and family our sympathy in the loss of your mother-grandmot her. I know you will miss her but take comfort in knowing she is at peace with God.
#1 Beverly Hawkins 2015-03-29 15:02
Donna and Mike, I have always had a special fondness for Gladys and my mother did, too. My love and sympathy to you.

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