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Gladys Krouse Mobley

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Gladys Krouse Mobley

SHREVEPORT, LA - There will be a private graveside service for the family of Gladys Krouse Mobley on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent Avenue.

Gladys was born on March 13, 1920 in Minden, LA and was a resident of Shreveport, LA for most of her life. She passed away on March 22, 2013 at the age of 93.

Gladys Letitia Krouse Mobley was born March 13, 1920 in Minden, Louisiana to Gertrude Langheld Krouse and Frank O. Krouse. She is the granddaughter of one of the founders of The Germantown colony, Dr. Francis Otto Krouse. She grew up on her family's farm in Minden with her two sisters and five brothers. She attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she met and married O. B. Mobley, Jr. in 1947. Gladys served in our country's military during World War II, owned and operated an interior design business and was an avid gardener.

She was preceded in death by her husband O. B. Mobley, Jr., her sisters Elsie Hock and Edith Simpson, and brothers Prescott, Pierce, and Rupert Krouse. She is survived by daughter Penne Mobley and son Greg Mobley, and his wife Jane; grandchildren Jason Namie, Renee Counts and her husband Nathan, Briggs Mobley and his wife Nancy; and great-grandchildren Carmen Namie and Avery Buehl; and brothers Otto Krouse and J. L. Krouse and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the staff at the Woolf Cottage at The Glen for their loving care of Gladys while she was a resident there. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Friends of the Germantown Colony Museum or the .

Published in Shreveport Times on Mar. 24, 2013
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