Gladys M. Raphael, 89, Shavertown, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Kadima Nursing and Rehab, Harveys Lake, where she had been a resident for several years.
Gladys was born in Pikes Creek, the daughter of the late Albert and Anna Haas Burkhardt. Gladys grew up at Pikes Creek, graduating from Laketon High School where she was a star basketball player and served as Captain of her High School team. She later married and moved to the Back Mountain, raising her family in Shavertown. She worked as a waitress at Brace’s Restaurant in Shavertown for years, while raising her children. She belonged to the local ladies card club, loved to bake cakes and cook.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Raphael in 1996, Brothers, Edwin, Raymond, and Clifford Burkhardt. Sisters, Thelma Burkhardt Swire and Irma Burkhardt.
Surviving are her daughters, Nancy Fink Johnson, Harveys Lake and Catherine Raphael Mingus (Justin), Tunkhannock; Sons, Ronald Fink, Pikes Creek, and Mark Raphael, Shavertown. Grandchildren, Jason Rogers (Maryann), Dushore, Michael Fink, Pikes Creek, Kristopher Fink (James), Wyoming, Hunter Mingus, Tunkhannock, Abbigale Mingus, Tunkhannock. Great grandchild, Jamison Rogers, Dushore.
Funeral will be held Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas.