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“I was saddened to hear of Terry's sudden passing. I last saw Terry at my Mom's viewing about a year ago and am so glad I was able to see her at that...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Dorothy (Hipshier) Johnson - MI

“We may not have seen each other for a long time but when we would meet up at Walmart, we would always hold a small family reunion. We would block...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Paul & Candice Seals - Niles, MI

“Terry will be sadly missed. I had the pleasure of knowing Terry when I worked with her in the Cassopolis Schools. She always called me Mr. L. I am so...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Martin Lukaszewski - Minneapolis, MN

“Terry will be greatly missed. She was a favorite babysitter for my siblings and I when we were little. She had a heart of gold. My prayers are with...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Debby Barkman - Niles, MI

“I Love you all so much, I am sorry I missed my chance to tell Aunt Terry. I have the best memories from when I was little and spending time with her...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jamie Saddler - Three Rivers, MI

“We will cherish the wonderful memories of Terry forever. She treated my sons like her own! Eric has two of her afghans she made him. She will be...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Penny Knepple - Vandalia, MI

“Ron and family so sorry for you loss. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: NORMAN KLUG - MI - BORCC

“So sorry for your loss ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Terry and dorinda Charles - MI

“So sorry for your loss ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Terry and dorinda Charles - MI


Terry Lee Gless, 63, of Cassopolis, died suddenly of natural causes, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in her residence. Terry was born October 23, 1949 in Toyko, Japan to James and Betsy (Hipshire) Vandygriff. She married Ronald Gless March 7, 1970 in Niles, Michigan. He survives. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jerry Vandygriff and Cleeve Vandygriff. Terry had a huge heart of gold and loved her family most of all. She would go anywhere at any time if it meant being supportive of a family member or someone close to her. If a child was participating, she was there. She would send cards for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or just because. "Aunt Terry" loved working with children. She was very involved with Sam Adams Elementary School, Cassopolis, working as a custodian, a teacher's aide, and a crochet instructor for the "Close Knit Group." She worked the family farm and enjoyed deer hunting. Terry was a woman who could do anything. She was a baker and known for her pies, fudge and pfefferkuchen. Terry will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Gless of Cassopolis; two sons, Greg (Brigette) Gless of Decatur, Texas, Gary Gless of Cassopolis; two grandchildren, Hannah Gless and Ella Gless; one sister, Betsy (Phillip) Rhode of Chase; and two brothers, Jessy (Tami) Vandygriff of Dover, Ohio and Harold (Suella) Vandygriff of Nappanee, Indiana, and a host of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather Friday, May 31, 2013 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis, for a time of fellowship and storytelling. The family prefers memorial contributions to the "Sam Adams Close Knit Group" payable to Cassopolis Public Schools, 725 Center Street, Cassopolis, Michigan 49031.