Gladys M. Ellington, 88,, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, died June 23, 2017, at Oklahoma City Baptist Hospital.

Gladys M. Ellington, 88,, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, died June 23, 2017, at Oklahoma City Baptist Hospital.

She was born July 3, 1928, one of nine children born to Russell Henry and Lillie Mae (Harris) Clemons in Wheeler County, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, John William Ellington; son, Billy Eugene Ellington; mother and father; brothers, Robert Clemons and Glen Clemons; sisters, Margaret Rogers, Dorothy Keelin, Virginia Bookout, Bonnie Phillips and Betty Welch.

Survivors include four children, LaJohna and Fred Nix, Paden, Oklahoma, Zodell and Bob Swift, Wheeler, Texas, Jerry and Marcie Ellington, Del City, Oklahoma, Wanda and Stephen Poston, Wichita Falls, Texas; sister, Fern Cazzell, Springfield, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; many great- and great-great-grandchildren and many friends.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 30, at First Church of the Nazarene in Shawnee with Pastor Johnny Stephens officiating.