Gladys Cartmill Inman, 83, of Holiday, Florida, passed away on August 19, 2015, surrounded by family. She was born to Jesse James and Lizzie Boutchyard Bradley in Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia. Gladys grew up in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia and graduated from Spotsylvania High School.
Gladys is predeceased by her parents and siblings: Audrey Bradley Howdershelt, Willie Bradley, Jesse James Bradley, Jr., Charles Bradley, Louise Bradley Feducia, Frank Bradley, Delores Bradley Marrs, and Jeanette Bradley Myers. Her husband Richard Stacy Inman also predeceased Gladys.
Gladys is survived by her companion, Walter Kalinowski, of Holiday, Florida; daughter Angela Cartmill Reese and son-in-law, Kip Reese, of Charleston, West Virginia; sons, Frank M. Rhody, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Shirley Rhody, of Seneca, South Carolina, James B. ?Buddy? Cartmill, and Bryce Ray Cartmill and his companion, Terri Beall Rue, all of Mount Dora, Florida. Gladys was a loving grandmother to her grandchildren: Stacy M. Rhody and his wife, Brandi, of Brandon, Florida; Nichole Rhody Basham and her husband, Steve, of King George, Virginia; Savannah Reese of Charleston, West Virginia; J.B. Cartmill and his wife, Amy, of Lake Mary, Florida; Brooke Cartmill Rollins and her husband, Ryan, of Bridgeport, West Virginia; Adrienne Cartmill of San Ramon, California; Justin G. Cartmill and his wife, Ali, of Columbus, Georgia; Nicholas R. Cartmill of New York, New York; and Sarah Beth Cartmill of Mount Dora, Florida. Gladys is also survived by her beloved great grandchildren: Mikala Rhody, Mason Rhody, Sidney Basham, Allison Cartmill, Emma Cartmill, Jack Rollins, Jackson Cartmill and Griffin Cartmill. Additionally, Gladys is survived by her brother, Thomas E. Bradley and his wife, Ruth, of Wilmington, Delaware, brother-in-law H. Franklin Marrs of Spotsylvania, Virginia, and sister-in-law, Madori Bradley of Baltimore, Maryland. She also leaves behind over 50 nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and great-great nieces and great-great nephews all of whom have had their cheeks pinched as a show of affection by their crazy Aunt Gladys.
Gladys? time in West Virginia was spent raising her children, being a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader for her children and countless others. Gladys was selected to be the first Den Leader?s Coach in the country by the Boy Scouts of America. As the Den Leader?s Coach, she further shared her talents as a scout leader by training other parents to be successful scout leaders. Gladys was an avid supporter of McKinley Jr. High and St. Albans High School majorettes, bands and athletic programs. Gladys was a member of the Highlawn Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir there.
After her children were grown, she realized a lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. She worked at Thomas Memorial Hospital where she was a member of the pharmacology committee. After ?retiring? to Florida, Gladys worked at several nursing homes. She was never one to sit still. When she finally did retire, Gladys and Walter traveled all around the globe. When she was not traveling, she took pleasure playing Mahjong with her friends. Her greatest source of joy was always being with her family.
There will be a celebration of Gladys? life Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lake Conley Clubhouse, 2020 Kahala Drive, Holiday, Florida 34691. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey, Florida, is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in her name to Team Jack (Rollins) in support of her great-grandson?s battle against stage 4 neuroblastoma. Contributions can be deposited at any BB&T Bank or can be mailed to Team Jack, P.O. Box 395, Bridgeport, WV 26330.