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 Gladys Darlene <I>Paul</I> Conkling

Gladys Darlene Paul Conkling

Stanton, Montgomery County, Iowa, USA
Death Nov 2012 (aged 91)
Beverly, Washington County, Ohio, USA
Burial Stanton, Montgomery County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 100331563 · View Source
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Gladys Darlene (Hartsell-Paul) Conkling of Beverly, OH, formerly of Stanton, IA was born August 28, 1921 to Mr. and Mrs. William and Martha Paul. Upon the death of her mother in 1937, she was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Art
and Emma Hartsell from Bridgewater, IA. She died November 1, 2012 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her brothers, sisters, and her husband, Bernard.

Gladys attended the Prescott Corning, IA schools and received her LPN license at a young age. She managed the Hartsell Nursing Home there in Bridgewater for several years. She continued to work as an LPN during her lifetime in Stanton and near-by Red Oak.

She met her husband, Bernard H. Conkling in 1952. They were married January 3, 1953 in Creston, IA. They moved to an acreage North of Stanton in 1960 where they lived for thirty-six years. They had three children, Patricia Simpson (Robert), Darlene Maravilla (Larry), and Mark; all three children served in a branch of the United States Military. Gladys is survived by her three children, seven grandchildren, two great granddaughters, two half-brothers, a step sister, and numerous nieces and nephews.

After retiring from nursing, Gladys kept busy on the acreage enjoying cooking, canning, sewing, crocheting, and embroidering. She made numerous baby quilts and afghans for family and friends. In 1997 they sold the acreage and moved to El Paso, TX living with their daughter Darlene and family until 2000 when she and Bernard moved to Leon, KS to live with their son Mark and family. Gladys and Bernard moved one last time in 2002 to Beverly, OH where they resided with their daughter, Pat and husband until their deaths.

Graveside service at Arlington Cemetery in Villisca, IA.

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  • Created by: Bernice
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100331563
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gladys Darlene Paul Conkling (28 Aug 1921–Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100331563, citing Arlington Cemetery, Stanton, Montgomery County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Bernice (contributor 46530900) .