|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1916|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 2011|
EMPORIA, Kan. - Gladys Myrtle Hahs Deye, 95, of Emporia went to her heavenly home on Sept. 26, 2011. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, followed by a service at 10:30 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1101 Neosho St., Emporia. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Olpe, Kan.
Gladys was born March 12, 1916, at the family farm in Sedgewickville, Mo. She earned her teaching certificate at South East Missouri State College and taught in a one-room school house in Risco, Mo. In 1941, she married The Rev. Armin Deye and moved to Minnesota. Her entertaining and mothering talents were tapped constantly, managing parsonages in five different churches in southeast Minnesota and raising five children. During this time, she created some lovely oil paintings, and authored a cookbook based on the best 25 years of Apron Strings by Gladys, as featured in The Lutheran Journal.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Mary Hahs; her seven siblings, Truman, Viola, Hazel, Luther, Faye, Mae and Joy; and her husband of nearly 64 years, Armin. Survivors include her children, Harold and Jan Deye, Dorothy and Ken Snow, Kathryn Riemer, Donald and Lindy Deye, Carol and Fletcher Russell; her grandchildren, Paul and Sandy Deye, Holly Deye, Stephanie and Scott Staatz, Jonathan and Nicki Snow, James and Kaleb Riemer, Cinthia and Matt Elkins, Charles and Angela, Jennifer and Blake Freking, Cassendra and Jake Bergstrom, Mikelle and Tally Russell; and her great-grandchildren, Brian, Mason, Rylee and Ellie Staatz, Liam and Aldon Snow, Cuinn, Anna and Aubrey Deye, Spencer Elkins, and Elena Freking. Many nieces, nephews and family friends generously provided support to her final years honoring her wish to live in her home.
Armin Ulfert Deye (1913 - 2006)
Created by: Dale & Corinne Wise
Record added: Sep 29, 2011
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