Gladys Lucille Ringus, 89, of Mason City, died Monday, June 4, 2012, at Good Shepherd Health Center. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, June 8, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, with Pastor Kathy Graves officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the church service. Inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Gladys Ringus memorial fund in care of the family. Gladys was born March 16, 1923, in Corwith, IA, the daughter of Glenn L. and Esther B. (Anderson) Kimball. Her family moved to Mason City when she was 3 years old. Gladys graduated from Mason City High School in 1941, and continued her education and graduated from Hamilton Business College. Gladys was united in marriage to Charles J. Ringus Sr. on June 22, 1946, in Mason City and to this union were born a son and daughter. Over the years, Gladys worked for AARP (Secretarial) for 6 years and Damons (Clerk) for 18 years before retiring in 1989. She was baptized and confirmed (1937) at Trinity Lutheran Church – where she was a lifelong member. She was also a member of various Women’s Church Circles and enjoyed volunteering in the church office. She was an original member of the 500 Club (39 years), and a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary. Gladys enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and supporting them in their sporting events. She especially enjoyed spending time with her great grandchildren. Gladys is survived by her son: Charles J. Ringus and wife Lana of Clear Lake; daughter: Susan C. Wilt and husband Bill of Fremont, NE; 4 grandchildren: Abby Ringus Hill and husband Vince of Eldridge, IA, Jay Wilt and wife Michelle of Wahoo, NE, Jared Ringus and wife Lisa of West Des Moines, IA, and Lexy Wilt Baughman and husband Willie of Fremont; and 4 great grandchildren: Jaxsen and Kellen Wilt – both of Wahoo, Delaney Hill of Eldridge, and Colton Ringus of West Des Moines. She is also survived by 1 sister-in-law: Arlys Kimball of Mason City, and 1 brother: Glenn Kimball Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents, her former husband, 2 brothers: Gene Kimball (in WWII), and Vernon “Mugs” Kimball.
Inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery
Memorials may be directed to the Gladys Ringus memorial fund in care of the family
There will be a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the church service
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, June 8, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church