Gladys Pearl Streeter, 82, Vassar: June 27, 1935 – May 13, 2018

VASSAR, Kan. – Gladys Pearl Streeter, 82, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. She was born on June 27, 1935, in Topeka, the daughter Arthur and Lola Worford Ham.

Gladys had lived around Pomona Lake and Vassar for more than 40 years. She worked as an office manager for Pomona State Park for 29 years. Gladys received her associate degree from Allen County Community College, and was the first to graduate from Allen County Outreach. She was a member of the Vassar United Methodist Church, where she was treasurer for many years, a member of the United Methodist Women, and a delegate for two national conferences. She was a lay leader with Osage County Ministerial Association, was instrumental in the formation of Help House and Osage County Mental Health Association, and was a member of the Kansas Prairie Pickers Association, Vassar Polecats, Red Hat Ladies, and the Panic and Anxiety Connection.

On Sept. 12, 1952, Gladys was married to Ben Streeter, in Topeka.

Gladys was preceded in death by a son, Guy Streeter, on June 12, 2015; her parents, Arthur and Lola; a grandson, Chad Barnhart; and a great-grandson, Bradly Dickey.

Gladys is survived by her husband, Ben, of the home; her daughter, Peggy (Don) Shaw, Osage City, Kan.; two sons, Ray (Jamette) Streeter, Vassar, and Rex (Leanna) Streeter, Overbrook, Kan.; brother, Joe Ham, Topeka; and 23 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the Vassar United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon, Kan. Inurnment will be in Vassar Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vassar United Methodist Church or Help House, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at

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