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Gladys Mae Freiley Herren
Birth: May 4, 1909
Summum
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 8, 2006
Galesburg
Knox County
Illinois, USA

She was born to Virgil and Alice Foutch Freiley. She was raised by her stepfather and mother, Orlo and Alice Grove. She married Loren Herren on September 23, 1932 in Rushville, IL., and were married for 52 years. He preceded her in death on February 3, 1985. She was also preceded in death by a son, Virgel Kenneth Herren.
Surviving are one son, two daughters, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren, one of whom was born on her recent birthday.
She attended school and graduated from the Jr. High in Bushnell, IL. She had lived most of her married life in Abingdon area. She worked at the former Abingdon Blue Bell Manufacturing Company. She and her husband farmed for many years near Cherry Grove, north of Abingdon. and later worked as a cook at Knox College in Galesburg retiring in 1971. She and her husband spent many winters in Clearwater, FL. She, her husband and son, Roger also spent two weeks in Germany.
She was a member of the Abingdon Christian Church. She was also a member of the Abingdon Garden Club. She spent many hours with her daughter, Alene, researching family history and visiting Fulton County, Illinois cemeteries. She was an avid quilter having quilted over a hundred quilts and baby quilts, she also crocheted afghans and potholders, decorated pillowcases and taught many Abingdon women the art of quilting. She was a volunteer in the clothing room at the Galesburg Rescue Mission when she was in her 80's.
As a young lady living in Galesburg she saw Lake Storey being dug out, the brick being laid on Broad Street in Galesburg and the trolley cars which operated in Galesburg.
At the end of her life, Gladys suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
A big "thank you" to Joyce for sponsoring this memorial!
 
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 Parents:
  Virgel Freiley (1881 - 1959)
  Alice Foutch, Freiley Grove (1884 - 1959)
 
 Spouse:
  Loren Ellsworth Herren (1903 - 1985)
 
 Children:
  Virgel Kenneth Herren (1933 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Abingdon Cemetery
Abingdon
Knox County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Lillie
Record added: May 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14227084
Gladys Mae <i>Freiley</i> Herren
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Gladys Mae <i>Freiley</i> Herren
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Gladys Mae <i>Freiley</i> Herren
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