Gladys M. Hostetter, Rogers, Ohio

Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home

May 19, 2021

Gladys M. Hostetter, Rogers, Ohio-obit
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ROGERS, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Gladys M. Hostetter, age 97 of Rogers, died on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Covington Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, East Palestine.

She was born on February 22, 1924 in Negley, daughter of the late Roy and Mary Straub Huff.

Gladys was a 1942 graduate of East Palestine High School.

She was a charter member of Mt. Zion Methodist church.

Gladys was a cook at the Rogers Elementary School for 20 years.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening.

Her husband, Delbert E.  Hostetter, whom she married on May 25, 1946, preceded her in death on, May 31, 2017.

Gladys is survived by her two daughters, Debbie (Roger) Sanford of East Liverpool and Becky (Mike) Colella of Columbiana; son, Marvin (Bonnie) Hostetter; six grandchildren, Jason Sanford, Kristen Sanford Russ, Mike Colella, Nick Colella, Tony Colella and Jennifer Corvino; five great-grandchildren, Jacob Sanford, Dominic Colella, Julian Colella, Lincoln Colella and Millie Ann Colella; sister, Sara Cope of East Palestine and special friends, Bob, Marabeth and Miles Steffen and Sherry DeRhodes.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine “Kate” Grim and Belle Custer.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine. Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jim Rhodes of Mt. Zion Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will take place at Glenview Cemetery, East Palestine.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic mask protocol and social distancing will be followed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Zion Methodist Church, 49255 Pancake-Clarkson Road, Rogers, OH 44455.

The family would like to thank all caregivers at Whispering Pines Village, Covington Skilled Nursing and Community Hospice, for the excellent care they gave Gladys.

Family and friends may send condolences at

A television tribute will air Thursday, May 20 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.

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