Gladys Hildred Diley
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Gladys Hildred Diley
  • November 15, 1918 - December 12, 2016
  • Saint Louis, Missouri

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Gladys H. Diley, 98, of Creve Coeur, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Mason Pointe Care Center.

Gladys was born in Kime, Missouri on November 15, 1918, a daughter of the late William Jefferson and Minnie (Huggins) Fox. On June 28, 1944, Gladys married David O. Diley; he preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 2005.

She and her husband owned Fox's Card and Camera Shop for over 32 years. In the 60's they added 45 RPM records and albums to their stock. After retirement, they began a mail-order business called Encore Records with leftover records they had from their store and purchased record collections from various outlets. Gladys closed the mail-order record business in 2006.

Gladys was a member of the Business Women's Association and a former recipient of their "Woman of the Year" award.

Gladys is survived by three daughters, Jeanne Diley, Nancy Diley, and Sharon Foster, all of St. Louis; her niece, Janice Kaddatz and her husband, John, of Bettendorf, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, David, of 61 years, Gladys was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association or a charity of your choice.

Services: Funeral Service from Kriegshauser West, 9450 Olive Blvd., 63132 on Tuesday, December 20, at 10:00 am. Interment Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.

Visitation Monday from 2:00 to 7:00 pm.