Condolence & Memory Journal

This month has been so hard on me, Mom!! I know October was your favorite month and the month of my birthday. My birthday isn't about me anymore, Mom, but it's all about you and how wonderful of a Mom you were to me. I miss you so much!!

Posted by Brenda    April 24, 2012

We wish you peace and comfort as you grieve the death of your beloved Gladys. Remember, we don't ever truly 'lose' our loved ones. They are safely cared for in a more beautiful place, and they live on in our hearts and remain part of us until we meet with them again. Praise to God for His promise of Eternal Life! Dave and I are here for you whenever you need a shoulder to lean on, a hug, or a friend to listen. God Bless your entire family.

Posted by Teresa and Dave Winans - Fergus Falls, MN   April 24, 2012

Hello all,

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know your mom is now at peace. I have been praying for all you since I heard Gladys was ill. Cancer is such a terrible illness. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sandy and Brenda, if you need to talk or someone to just listen, please do not hesitate to call or write. We will all be at mom and dad's over the 4th if you would like to stop by. Take care of yourselfs in this time of grief.

friends always


Posted by Carol O'Connor - Minneapolis, MN   April 24, 2012

Our sympathy to your family. Time goes by so quickly. It doesn't seem so long ago that Gladys would pop in for a pepsi and a little gossip on summer afternoons. Knowing how ill she was, we have been thinking abut her a lot lately and sharing memories of the years we lived just down the street from you folks. It is comforting to believe that Gladys had just she wanted out of life - a husband she loved, kids and grandkids she loved and was proud of, her home and yard, her parents living close by for many years, travel, and so many friends. She was a lovely person with a kind heart. Even though we live far away, we will miss her.

Our thoughts are with you.

Posted by Kay and Thalia Stotesbery - Bellevue, WA   April 24, 2012

I will always treasure my memories of growing up in our old neighborhood. Swimming in the summer and sledding and snow forts in the winter. Our families were blessed with parents that instilled great values. The neighborhood will truly miss another great lady. My Sympathy to all of you

Posted by Patti O'Connor Stotesbery - Big Stone City, SD   April 24, 2012

Bob and family: I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, mom, and grandma. I am glad that I got to visit with Gladys and some of you just two weeks ago. She was always thinking about someone else and making sure that everyone else was ok. Gladys was always a wonderful neighbor and friend to Mom and Dad. I know that today Mom and Gladys are sitting together sharing a cup of coffee, looking down on all of us, and letting us know that they are ok. May knowing that she is now at peace and no longer in pain bring you comfort today and in the days to come. For us left behind the road of sadness and lost is long but at the end they will be waiting for us with open arms.

Posted by Kathy Eggiman (Sanasack) - Moorhead, MN   April 24, 2012

Bob and family: I was so sorry to hear about Gladys' illness and passing. I meant to write to her but put it off, as I was planning on coming to see her when I come up there in July. Now, that can't happen and I deeply regret that I didn't have the chance to tell her how much she meant to me and all my family through all the years that we were neighbors there in Graceville! She was so much a part of our lives - I feel as though I've lost not only a close friend, but a piece of my history - and it makes me very sad. I hope you will all find peace in remembering how happy she always seemed to be with her life - she loved you all so much, and was a very kind and caring friend to all of our family. May God be with you at this time! Sincerely, Connie Gregoire

Posted by Connie (Stotesbery) Gregoire - Salina, KS   April 24, 2012

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Sorry we couldn't make it to the wake. Gladys was such a bubbly, smiling woman. May her memories get you through this difficult time.

Posted by Pat and Mary Needham    April 24, 2012

So sorry for your loss...having recently gone through losing my mother, I know how hard this can be. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Tami Siegel - Wheaton   April 24, 2012