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 Gladys Mae <I>Freiley</I> Herren

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Gladys Mae Freiley Herren

  • Birth 4 May 1909 Summum, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 8 May 2006 Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 14227084

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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  • Created by: Lillie
  • Added: 8 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14227084
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gladys Mae Freiley Herren (4 May 1909–8 May 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14227084, citing Abingdon Cemetery, Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Lillie (contributor 46773430) .