Gladys E. Krause

February 13, 1914 - March 3, 2013
Gladys E. Krause

Gladys Ethelyn Krause, 99, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Gladys was born on February 13, 1914, in Delavan, WI, the daughter of the late Frank Bellman and Hattie Gessler Bellman. She was married for 47 years to the late Donald Krause and she was a loving mother and grandmother. Gladys was a member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Pierce, FL where she and her husband spent retirement until she moved to Wilmington. Prior to retirement, Gladys was the owner of a beauty salon in Williams Bay, WI. and earlier, she owned a salon in Delavan, WI.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Claribel Folkers, brother, Clarence Bellman and a grandson, David Mantey.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Mantey and husband Monty, two grandsons, Matt Mantey and wife Michelle, Mark Mantey and wife Megan, two great grandchildren, Matthew and Mason (children of Matt and Michelle) Three nieces Berneice Hanson, Lois Lee and husband Ellie, Marlys Gallup and husband Gene and nephew Gerry Folkers.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 800 Piner Road, Wilmington, NC 28409. A luncheon will follow afterwards.

Memorials may be made to Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church or Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • March 24, 2013
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3,4…states “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope thiese words give you a new hope.