Gladys Passmore

Obituary of Gladys M. Passmore


Gladys M. Passmore, age 90, of Painted Post, NY passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021. 


She was born July 9, 1931 in Jackson Township, PA, the daughter of Floyd and Bertha (Hanks) Karns. 


Gladys was a retiree of Corning Incorporated in Corning, NY with 31 years of service. She was active with the United Church of Painted Post serving in several positions. She volunteered at the Food Pantry of Painted Post for many years. Gladys enjoyed sewing and was a very talented quilter. She also liked making crafts and baking pies for her church’s fund raising.  


She is survived by her sons: Norman (Linda) Karns of Corning, Richard (Maggie) Passmore of St. Paul, MN, Mark (Brenda) Passmore of Marion, NY; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.


In addition to her parents, Gladys was predeceased by her son, William (Bill) Merrick; grandsons, Benjamin and Matthew Passmore; brothers: Charles Karns, Ralph Karns, Leslie Karns; and sisters: Geraldine Karns, Elsie Schoonover, Neva Kahler and Janet McDonald.


The family will welcome relatives and friends to her Memorial Service at the United Church of Painted Post, 201 N. Hamilton Street in Painted Post on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Rev. David Preisendanz officiating. For the health and safety of the family and others, a mask is required. The service will be livestreamed on the website of the church at


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Painted Post Food Pantry, 201 N. Hamilton Street, Painted Post, NY 14870.»(Do not delete this line. It does not print.  Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)


Gladys’ family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.



Memorial Service

11:00 am
Friday, October 8, 2021
United Church Of Painted Post
201 North Hamilton Street
Painted Post, New York, United States
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