Gladys Pistorius, 97, of Ward, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. She was a long time dedicated member of Old Austin Methodist Church and a lay speaker. She was also a long time member of Extension Homemakers Club of Lonoke County.

She is survived by one son, Bryan Pistorius (Paula) of Little Rock; two daughters, Rena (Gerald) Palmer of Ward and Diann White of Little Rock; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Rena Jones and Eugenia Womack (Charles); and sister-in-law Moneen Clements.

Memorials may be made to the Old Austin Methodist Church, PO Box 68, Ward, AR 72176.

Family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at Old Austin Methodist Church, with burial in Harmony Cemetery near Mayflower. Arrangements by Westbrook, a Smith Family Funeral Home.