Gladys Day

Godfrey | Wednesday, July 18 2012

Gladys Day, 85, passed away at 5: 50 am Wednesday, July 18, 2012 with her family by her side at Rosewood Care Center in Alton.


She was born on July 12, 1927 in Jerseyville, IL the daughter of Frank & Reba (Roberts) Kanallakan.

She married Stokley Day Jr. on May 3, 1947 in Alton, IL, and he preceded her in death on April 7, 2012 and they were blessed with over 65 years of marriage.

She was a member of Community Christian Church in Godfrey, Daughters of the Nile, Darcus Circle and Eastern Star.  Gladys and Stokley owned and operated Superior Auto Body in East Alton for over 45 years and her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She is survived by three sons and their wives; Dennis and Beverly Day of Grafton, Danny Day and Linda Crane of Wood River and Tracy and Denise Day of Alton, eight grandchildren, Erica Swagler, Candice Smith, Tiffany and Sara Burney, Hayley Day, Hanna Crane, Ian Crane and Christian Day, two great grandchildren, Olivia and Sydney Swagler.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Day and two brothers Jim & Roger Kanallakan.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday July 19, 2012 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, IL where funeral services will be held at 1 pm Friday, July 20, 2012  with Pastor Troy Crain officiating. 

Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

Memorials may be directed to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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