Gladys Nugent

Gladys M. Nugent

1932 - 2017

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Obituary of Gladys Nugent

Gladys Mae Nugent, 85 of Iowa City died Monday, July 24, 2017, at The Bird House, Johnson County Hospice Home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in her memory to one of the following: First Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Women), Iowa City Free Lunch Program, Friends of Iowa City Animal Shelter or The Bird House, Hospice Home of Johnson County. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the funeral home website @

Gladys Mae Zwicki was born on Mother's Day, May 8, 1932, in Iowa City the daughter of Emil J. and Stella (Jones) Zwicki.  Growing up in Iowa City she attended schools here graduating from City High School in the Class of 1951.  For over 23 years she worked as a machine operator for Oral B in Iowa City retiring at the age of 65.

Gladys had a strong faith in God.  She served faithfully as His quiet soldier, working behind the scenes.  You could often find Gladys readying things for a cookie walk, a church bazaar or collecting items for the church’s free lunch program. 

Gladys was an antique dealer for over 30 years.  She enjoyed attending auctions, participating in antique shows and keeping up her booths in various antique shops.  Antiques connected her to the past and she enjoyed sharing their history with her family.  She loved gardening, keeping family traditions and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her family includes her children, Sara Carroll (Blaine) of Muscatine, Alan Jones of Iowa City,  Donna Alfaro (Gene) of Holland, MI, Temple Hiatt (Teresa Cope) of Iowa City, Laura Hanneman (Chad) of Iowa City; grandchildren, Daniel Travis, Desiree Fiallos,  David Alfaro, Joshua Alfaro, Gabrielle Hiatt, Seth Hiatt, Bella Hanneman, Truitt Hanneman, and Mallory Hanneman; step-children and their families, Nancy Schulte (Jim Wyatt), Mike Nugent (Barbara), Thomas Nugent, and Mary Woods (Kevin); brother, James Zwicki of Hiawatha; brother-in-law, Dwight Shaffer of Hills; cousin, Robert Zwicki; and nephews, Kevin and Gary Shaffer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Albert H. Jones, and Eugene H. Nugent; grandson, Philip Travis, sister, Joanne Shaffer; and sister-in-law, Bessie Zwicki.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Glady’s family and her services

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, July 28, 2017
First Presbyterian Church
2701 Rochester Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Funeral Service
11:00 am
Saturday, July 29, 2017
First Presbyterian Church
2701 Rochester Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Memory Gardens Cemetery
2600 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa, United States