Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Gladys Stravers?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Gladys's memory.
Coping with Grief
We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
October 12, 1942 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
Gladys Viola Stravers was born October 12, 1942, to Arie and Johanna (Wielard) Lanser, in Kellogg, Iowa.
Gladys attended Sully Christian Grade School, graduated from Pella Christian High School, and Marshalltown Community College.
On February 23, 1962, she was united in marriage to Russell Stravers at the Sully Christian Reformed Church. To this union they were blessed with five children: Jeffrey, Brenda, Lynnette, Gregory, and Philip.
Throughout her career Gladys had many occupations: stay-at-home mom, custodian and served lunches at Sully Christian School, bank teller, and administrative assistant. Some of Gladys’s favorite hobbies were: traveling, reading, sewing, gardening and bird-watching. Gladys loved spoiling her grandkids and she made sure there was always plenty to eat.
Gladys was a member of Sully Christian Reformed Church where she ran sound for the church and Sounds of Praise.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband Russell Stravers, her parents Arie and Johanna Lanser, parents-in-law Gilbert and Jennie Stravers, brother Arvin Lanser, sister-in-law Marilyn Schuling, and brothers-in-law: Marvin Vande Voort and Marvin Meppelink.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children and their families:
Jeff and Jody Stravers, Sully
Kelsie and Cody Johnson
Trace, Tyler, Cora, Harris
Jacob and Halee Stravers
Megan and Sam Wendt
Brenda and Mark McKay, Attica
Stephanie Clark and Kelby Evans
Dallas, Gavin, Beckham
Alyssa McKay and Michael Stanley
Lynn Nichols, Des Moines
Noah and Isabella Nichols
Greg and Marcy Stravers, Pella
Justin and Ashley Stravers
Colin and Kandace Stravers
Phil and Amy Stravers, Pella
Drew and Kara Stravers
Clay and Tristen Stravers
She is also survived by her sister Ilene Meppelink of Pella, Melvin (Wanda) Lanser of Lynnville, and sisters-in-law: Velma (Larry) Ouwenga of DeMotte, Indiana, and Sandra (Phil) Braziel of Waukee, Iowa.