Gladys was born September 14, 1923 to William and Lena (Bryant) Coots on a farm near Helena, MO.
She was married to H. Lyle Dietzschold in Lathrop, Missouri on June 2, 1946.
Gladys was a homemaker and shared the working of a successful farm with her husband Lyle, in Cameron, MO. She was an active member of the Osborn United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lyle and an infant son, Alan Lyle Dietzschold; brother, Roy Coots and sister, Margaret Fore.
Survivors: 2 sons, Ross (Carol) Dietzschold, Excelsior Springs, MO and Clark (Judy) Dietzschold, Omaha, NE; daughter, Lyla (Jerry) Meyer, Snohomish, WA; brother, Lee Coots, Kidder; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews who loved her greatly.
Memorial Service: 10:30 AM, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Osborn United Methodist Church, Osborn. Visitation: 9:30-10:30 AM, prior to the service. Inurnment at Osborn Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial Fund: Osborn United Methodist Church, Osborn. Arrangements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO. Online condolences: www.polandthompson.com.