Gladys J. Flamer, beloved Coatesville resident, dies at age 105

    Gladys J. Flamer was best known for her smile, her elegant and unique hats and her work in the Coatesville community, and on Wednesday this week, the famous Coatesville resident passed away at the age of 105.

    Philly.com reports Flamer died Wednesday at the Harrison House in Christiana.

    She was born in June of 1906 but didn’t move to the city until after high school. She is best known for her work serving the community, working with her church and in her neighborhood. She was also known to be active on City Council.

    Flamer never let age define her lifestyle. At 59, she became a nurse. While she retired at the age of 90, she still remained very active in her community.

    Two years ago, WHYY’s “Coming of Age” put together a story about Flamer. WHYY followed her as she drove her Cadillac DeVille through Coatesville. Even at the age of 103, Flamer remained independent. At the time of the story, her family told “Coming of Age” that she always liked to be in the drivers seat.

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