Gladys Wimer McQuain Wolf of Blacksburg Virginia, and formerly of Franklin West Virginia, passed away on Nov. 6 , 2017 at the Kroontje Health Care Center in Blacksburg. She was born in the family home on Sandy Ridge on March 12, 1924.
Gladys grew up on Sandy Ridge until her parents moved to Franklin in 1934, and lived there until her marriage to Everette C. McQuain in 1949. She then lived in Staunton, Virginia until returning to Franklin in 1956.
Gladys worked at the HP Store in Franklin, and for many years at the Pendleton Times, where she enjoyed meeting people from all over Pendleton County. She married John H Wolf Sr., of Oakland Maryland in 1981, after which she split her time between Oakland and Franklin, returning to Franklin after the death of her husband in 1991. In 2006, she moved to Blacksburg, and lived there in the Warm Hearth Retirement Community until her death.
She was a life-long member of the Franklin United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School classes and singing in the choir there for many years. She loved music, and enjoyed many activities, especially raising flowers and tomatoes, and doing needlework. She won several prizes for her quilts.
Mrs Wolf was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Amanda Eye Wimer; her brother, Daniel Carl Wimer; her first husband, Everette C McQuain; her second husband, John H Wolf Sr.; and a grandson, John H Wolf III.
She is survived by her son, William D McQuain, his wife Margaret Posey McQuain, and their daughters Anna Lord and Laura Steinbauer, and their families; a close cousin, Sheldon B Bowers, his wife Joan Judy Bowers, their daughter Pamela Johnson, and her family; stepson John H Wolf Jr., and his wife Tillie Snyder Wolf, and their daughter and grandchildren; sister-in-law June Wimer. She is also survived by Anne Butterworth, of Littleton in Cheshire, England, who was a pen pal for 80 years.
There will be a visitation at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin from 1 – 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 19. This will be followed by a short service, at the funeral home, and interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the following charities that Gladys supported: American Cancer Society, Boys Town, or the Wounded Warriors Project.