Gladys M. Speicher, 84, rural Wabash, died at 3:23 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. She was born Jan. 13, 1936, in Chili, to Gaylord “Bud” and Dorothy (Kidd) Grandstaff.
Gladys married James E. Speicher in Wabash on May 23, 1953; he died May 30, 2017. She received her BS from the Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing. Gladys was an emergency room nurse at the Wabash County Hospital, and also was a RN at the Hanna Emergency Medical Center at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where she worked the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400, and the Grand Prix races. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.
She is survived by three children, Sheree Dyson of LaFontaine, Nina (Klaus) Robishaw of Fort Wayne, and Mark (Tina) Speicher of Middlebury, son-in-law, Rex Weimer of LaFontaine, two grandsons, Nicholas Speicher of Estill Springs, Tenn., and Ryan Speicher of Elkhart, great-granddaughter, Emberlynn Speicher of Elkhart, and her brother, Roger (Carolyn) Grandstaff of Fairfield, Penn.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter Karen “Montana” Speicher-Weimer, and sister Carol Chenowith.
Funeral services will be private at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wabash VFW Post 286, or the Wabash County Cancer Society.