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Gladys Marie (Gowen) Hendrickson

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Gladys Marie (Gowen) Hendrickson Obituary
Gladys Marie (Gowen) Hendrickson

Gladys Marie (Gowen) Hendrickson, 93, of Brookston, was born February 2, 1921 and died March 6, 2014 after a brief illness. Gladys married Albert Dale Hendrickson in South Bend, IN on March 29, 1941.

The former Miss Gladys Gowen graduated top of her class from Battle Ground High School in 1939. She worked at Purdue University until her marriage in 1941. A member of the Mother's Club for over 50 years, Gladys and the group remained active until well into the 21st century. An avid card player, Gladys continued to play in a euchre card club until just a few weeks before her death.

Gladys was a talented musician and would play piano for various clubs, groups, and organizations as well as playing nearly every Sunday for over 60 years at the Federated Church of Brookston. She frequently played for funerals and weddings and her musical talents will be missed by friends and family.

Gladys also volunteered as a pink lady at Home Hospital for over 20 years, finishing in the 1990's with working part-time at both McDonalds and at Purdue University.

Preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 1979 and a grandson, Tom Harmon, in 1995. Gladys has 4 children, Linda Harmon (husband: Bob), Jo Jones (husband: Rick), Alan Hendrickson (wife: Anne), and Kenneth Hendrickson (wife: Deborah); 10 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Friends and family may call at the Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home in Brookston on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 4-8 pm. Funeral Friday morning March 14, 2014 at 11 am at the Federated Church in Brookston. Interment to follow in Brookston IOOF Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Federated Church of Brookston.

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Published in the Journal & Courier on Mar. 11, 2014
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