Gladys W. (Allen) Graham, age 89 passed away peacefully Saturday morning,October 29, 2011at the Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Franklin. She was a resident of Trafalgar.
Gladys was born October 30, 1921 inTroy, MO to the late Claude Rush and Rosa Anna (Stepanek) Allen. She married her loving husband of 50 years, James J. "Jamie" Graham II on March 28, 1941 in Troy,MO. He preceded her in death on July 2, 1991.
Gladys was a 1939 graduate of Eolia High School in Eolia, MO.Gladys was a homemaker and worked for H.A.J. Warner Brooker Food Co. in Indianapolis during the 1970's.
Gladys is survived by her children: Janice L. Park of Princes Lakes, Alice M. (Tom) Reynolds of Bloomington, Linda S. (Don) Hadley of Edinburgh & James J. (Linda) Graham Jr. of Kennesaw, GA; one brother: Charles Allen of Avon; two sisters: Anna Elizabeth Bower of Bowling Green, MO, Norma Fern Graham of Troy, MO. She will be remembered by her 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter: Gladys J. Stiers; two sisters: Mary Edna Owen & Doris Grote; three brothers: Bud, Elmer & Melvin Allen.
She was a member of the Samaria Christian Church and was the past president of the Indiana Chapter of American War Mothers. Gladys also was a past Nobel Grand of Rebekahs Lodge in Morgantown, a member of the Trafalgar Order of the Eastern Star & the Royal Order of Amaranth. Gladys was also a member of the Morgantown Garden Club and a lifetime member of the White Shrine in Indianapolis. One of her greatest fulfillments in life was recording over 12,000 hours volunteering at the VA Hospital in Indianapolis where she visited, made cookies and crocheted hats, scarf's & booties for the patients.
Gladys enjoyed collecting teddy bears with a collection of over 400 bears.
Mr. David Hogue will conduct a funeral service 11 am Wednesday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. An Order of Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held at 7:30 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Graham family at www.meredith-clark.com
Information: (812) 597-4670