Gladys Warner Stuart, whom some called the Queen of the Funeral Home and Mortuary Industry in Indianapolis, worked at and presided over the historic Stuart Mortuary, Inc. for over 50 years. Mrs. Gladys, (as she was affectionately called) worked alongside her husband Charles E.Q, Stuart who served as President and CEO of all matters “Team STUART”, and his Brother Joseph who was the founder of Stuart Mortuary, Inc.

Stuart Mortuary Inc., is still the largest family owned and locally operated African American Mortuary in Indianapolis and even perhaps the State of Indiana. The trend in the mortuary industry, is that larger firms are purchasing independent firms, however, Stuart’s has withstood the test of time to remain independent. Stuart’s seems to be in good hands under the leadership of Mara Stuart, daughter of Charles and Queen Gladys, who serves as President and CEO, and Kevin McMichel, who serves as Operations Director.

She leaves a daughter, Mara; grandchildren, Maradythe, Devon-Charles and Andrew; brother, Thomas A. “Mack” Warner; sister-in-law, Deloris James Bebley, her beloved Stuart Mortuary Family, which includes those who were employed by the mortuary and their families and four generations of Warner, Bebley and Stuart nieces and nephews, one of whom, Deanna, is especially noted.

Queen Gladys please know that community of Indianapolis, thanks you Charlie and Joe for your service and “A Legacy of CARE, trusted since 1948”.

Your labor was not in vain! Rest Our Queen!

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  1. Gladys

    G- Great wast your love to all your friends and family.
    L – Loving us all unconditionally.
    A – And now you’ve gone home with your Heavenly
    Father where you’re resting with thee.
    D – Doing your time here we appreciate your love and
    kindness when we loss a love one.
    Y – Yes you did your job and it was well done.
    S – Sorry to here that you had to go but this was God’s businness
    and we all loved you so.
    The Smith Family Ralph k Smith, Lola Smith, Ralph & Howard Smith
    Hollis Smith all gone on before us. Charles & Deborah Smith & Duncan Family

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