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Gladys Marie Shields

Gladys Marie Shields, age 84, of Mt. Vernon died 9:04 A.M. 
Saturday, March 21, 2009 at her home in Mt. Vernon.

Mrs. Shields was born July 31, 1924, a daughter of 
William H. "Dick" and Bertha M. (Boyle) Webber. She married 
Charles E. Shields on July 19, 1942 in Jackson, Mo. He died 
April 15, 1995

Gladys was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in 
Mt. Vernon. She formerly worked for Carp's but spent the last 
years of her life as mother and grandmother. 

Gladys is survived by two daughters, Charla Bender of Winter 
Haven, Fla. and Nikki Lane of Mt. Vernon; two granddaughters 
whom she adopted, Tonya Jolly and fiancé Terry Pride of Whittington, 
and Rebecca Lane of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren, Tammy and 
husband Andy Caraker of Winter Haven, Fla., Lisa and husband 
Pete Kargakos of Winter Haven, Fla., Mandy and husband Barry Jackson 
of Dayton, Ohio, and Scott Bender and wife Jessica of Valdosta, Ga., 
seven great-grandchildren, Drew, Cassidy and Carter Caraker, Ana and 
Alexis Kargakos, Samantha Jackson and Natalie Jolly. She was expecting 
a great-grandchild and her first great-great-grandchild at any time.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009 
at Bethel Cemetery in Mt. Vernon with Rev. Bud Storey officiating. 
Friends are requested to go directly to the cemetery. Visitation will 
be held tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Newell Funeral Home in Mt.Vernon.

For those wishing, memorials may be given in memory of Gladys Shields 
to Epworth Methodist Church and will be accepted at Newell Funeral Home 
in Mt. Vernon, IL.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 3/23/2009  
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