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Gladys Ruth Ford
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1895
White City
Morris County
Kansas, USA
Death: May 6, 1985
Alexandria
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA

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When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
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Much beloved "Aunt Gladys" Ford.

Gladys Ford was born in White City, Morris, Kansas to John Scott Ford and Sarah Elizabeth Shrack Swigart.

Aunt Gladys was a truly magnificent woman. She was the living epitome of "family" the Ford Family in every sense of the word. She was 17 when her father died following Sunday services and 19 when her brother Wesley died.

She raised two generations of Ford men, always putting their needs ahead of her own at all times. Following the death of her brother Stanley, she fought to keep the family together first helping to raise her nephews Jack and Stanley, including caring for Stanley after his return from World War II and through his subsequent ill health until his death.

She fought for her great nephews, Stan and John, to have them removed from St. John's Orphanage and returning them to the Ford family. And though Jack and the boys had moved to Virginia, she remained a strong influence in their live; so much so that John followed Jack's footsteps and went to college at Northwest Missouri State University.

She never married.

Her true worth to the family was never fully known or appreciated but by a handful of people. The generations of Fords to come would have benefited by knowing her.

She died in Alexandria, Virginia, where Jack brought her at the end stage of her life. She is buried in her beloved Maryville, Missouri.


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Parents

Father: John Scott Ford

Mother: Sarah Elizabeth Swigart Ford


Siblings

Stanley Ranson Swigart Ford

John Wesley Swigart Ford

Harold Albert Swigart Ford

Gladys Ruth Swigart Ford

Elizabeth Ann Swigart (Merle) Ford


Half-Sister: Alice Mabel Ford

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by Mary Ann Galpin Ford
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 Parents:
  John Scott Ford (1857 - 1912)
  Sarah Elizabeth Swigart Ford (1864 - 1939)
 
 Siblings:
  Alice Mabel Ford (1882 - ____)**
  Stanley Ranson Ford (1885 - 1931)*
  John Wesley Ford (1890 - 1914)*
  Gladys Ruth Ford (1895 - 1985)
  Elizabeth Ann (Merle) Ford (1903 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Miriam Cemetery
Maryville
Nodaway County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 21, 2007
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We think of you often. We miss you.
- John & Mary
 Added: Jun. 9, 2009
 
 
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