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Gladys Marie Ford

KSAL StaffFebruary 5, 2019

Gladys Marie Ford, 87, of McPherson, Kansas passed away Monday, February 4th, 2019 while in the company of family members, at McPherson Hospital.

Gladys was born in McPherson, Kansas on February 23, 1931, a daughter of Irene Marie (Hart) and Alma M. Madden.

She attended the McPherson Public Schools, McPherson, Kansas.

She was a former member of Church of the Brethren McPherson, Kansas.

Gladys was a Homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner. Through the years she worked as Supervisor of the Housekeeping and Laundry Department for Highland Manor, McPherson, Kansas. She had worked for 14 years of which she was supervisor for 10 of those years.

Gladys enjoyed spending time with her husband Charles, camping, painting by #s, embroidery work, watching movies, taking care of others, and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Gladys Marie Madden was united in marriage to Everett Charles Ford on October 3, 1948 at McPherson, Kansas. Charles died on March 30, 2010..

She is survived by her children, Cynthia Nelson, of Ohio, Charles “Bill” W. Ford, of Colorado, James D. Ford and wife Elly, of Wichita, Kansas, and Bettie Ruth McNeill, of Nobel, Arkansas; her sister, Katherine Neeley and husband Harold, of North Hollywood, California; her 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; her three brothers, Albert Paul “Bud” Madden, Patrick Brodie, and Robert E. Madden, 2 great-grandson, C. J. Watson and Christopher Charles Krause; her husband Charles Ford; and a son-in-law Rev. Max Neslon.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Glidden – Ediger Chapel, McPherson.

Graveside service will be held at McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 with Reverend Chris Whitacre officiating.

Memorial contributions may be given to The Cedars and they can be sent in care of the Glidden – Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460 McPherson, Kansas.

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