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JEFFERSON — Gladys Rae Obrenski, 92, formerly of Jefferson and Roaming Shores Ohio, died Sunday September 17, 2023.
Born January 6, 1931, in Ashtabula, to Carl and Lucille (Burns) McClintock. Gladys was a graduate of the Jefferson High School Class of 1950.
She married US Marine Staff Sargent John Joseph Obrenski on Aug. 9, 1952, at St. Joseph Calasanctius Church in Jefferson. Together they were blessed with 5 children.
Gladys always put her family first and was proud to play an active role in all their lives growing up; from 25 years with the Girl Scouts, the Jefferson Band Boosters the Jefferson Academic Boosters, and the Jefferson PTO. She was also an active and dedicated member of the Lenox Federated Church, serving many leadership roles within the church. She worked for the Jefferson Area Schools as an elementary school teachers aid for many years. She enjoyed sewing and quilting and was a member of the Jefferson Quilting Club.
Survivors include her four children, Debra Obrenski of Ashtabula, Daniel (Shari) of Willoughby, Donald (Kathleen) of Painesville and Dawn (Charles) Riffle of Eastlake; four grandchildren, Lucas, Kaitlin, Kyle, and Charlotte; her daughter in law Lynn Obrenski as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John in 2008, her son John “Jack”, Jr., in 2011 her grandson, Andrew Obrenski, in 2002, and her siblings: Doris, Pat, Charlotte, and Ralph “Skip”.
Service will be Thursday, September 21, 2023, at Fleming-Billman Funeral Home, 49 W. Jefferson Street, Jefferson, Ohio. Calling hours 5:00-7:00 with funeral services starting at 7:00. Burial services will be held at 11:00 Friday at Greenlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Kingsville, Ohio.
The family would like to thank the staff of Brookdale of Mentor, the staff of Divine Living of Madison and the nurses of Rae-Ann in Geneva for the care they gave Gladys and her family members during her final days. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warriors or to the Jefferson Music Boosters, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.