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