Gladys L. Hubbard 1919 - 2014
Gladys L. Harris Hubbard, passed away peacefully April 2, 2014, at Hillside Village where she had been a resident for the last five years. On Saturday April 5th, her family received friends 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with services following at 11:00 a.m. both at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, 214 Oak Street, Bonner Springs, Kansas. Burial followed at 2:00 p.m. in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Quenemo, Kansas.
Gladys was born April 9, 1919 in Quenemo, Kansas, daughter of Dorous E; and Lenora “Nora” Nelson Harris. She attended school at Quenemo, Kansas and
graduated Valedictorian of her class in 1937. She then moved to Lawrence, Kansas where she attended Business School.
She married Ira E. Hubbard Aug 3, 1938 in Lawrence, Kansas. They had four children, Judy, Ronnie, Sharon and Richard, and were married for 66 years. Gladys started working at Union Gas in Bonner Springs in 1955 and remained there until her retirement, in 1979.
She was a member of Edwardsville United Methodist Church, where she donated her time with the church dinners, baking her famous pies, and many other activities. After they moved to Basehor to a retirement community, they changed their membership to the Basehor United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Bonner Springs Pilot Club and the Tri-County Rod and Gun Club, where she served for many years.
She was very talented and could do almost anything she but her mind too. She made clothes for all her children, sometimes without pattern. She knitted mittens for all four children every winter and continued knitting until she lost her eye sight. She crocheted many afghans for family and friends. She took the Walton Cake Decorating class and made beautiful cakes for all the birthdays. She was extremely talented at sewing and made stuffed animals for her grandchildren. She would often bake bread and share it with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorous and Lenora Harris, her husband, Ira E. Hubbard, two sons, Ronald A. and Richard L. Hubbard, two grandsons’, Stan D. Garrett and James “ Bud” Wilson.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Garrett and husband Edward and Sharon Cook and husband Richard, eleven grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren, and 15 great-great grandchildren.
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