NORTHPORT — Gladys Duncan Elmore, 95, of Northport, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at Tendercare of Leelanau in Suttons Bay, with her loving family at her side.
Gladys was born July 12, 1918, in Marion, N.C., the daughter of James F. Duncan and Lela (Seagle) Duncan. Gladys lived in North Carolina and moved to Detroit with her parents when she was 16 years old.
She graduated from cosmetology school in Detroit, was a hair dresser for most of her life and owned several beauty shops.
She returned to North Carolina when she was 55 years old. While living in North Carolina Gladys opened a guest home and raised her granddaughter, Michele, from infancy through college. She moved to Northport in 2006 to live with her daughter, Linda and son-in-law, Dan.
She loved flowers, gardening and sharing stories of her childhood with family and friends.
Gladys is survived by her children, Linda (Cosellin) Giroux, of Northport, and Michael (Vickie) Cosellin, of Hendersonville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Michael Dargis, Melissa Dargis, Michele Cosellin-Durham and Jason (Laura) Dargis; and three great-grandchildren, Adrian Dargis, Jake Dargis and Dylan Dargis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cosellin; and a brother, Lee Duncan.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the funeral service following at 3:30 p.m., at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. The Rev. Tom Otis will officiate. Burial in Leelanau Township Cemetery in Northport will be announced at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, c/o Bingham Farms, 300 Galleria Officentre, Ste. 111, Southfield, MI 48034.
Please share memories of Gladys at her online obituary at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.