May 29, 1910 - April 29, 2011
Gladys I. Mais, age 100 of Higginsville, Missouri passed away Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Meyer Care Center. Born Sunday, May 29, 1910 in Syracuse, Missouri, she was the daughter of William Birch & Minnie Bardwell Birch. She married Noble F. Mais November 9, 1931. He preceded her in death June 26, 1990. Also preceded in death are her parents, one son, Gerald (Shorty) Mais; one brother, Earl Birch; three sisters, Pearl Wisner, Opal Fisher, Mary Mullins; & one grandson, Gary Mais. Also preceded in death is a very special nephew, Wray Birch. Gladys was a homemaker and a resident of Higginsville since 1947 when she and her husband moved from Aullville, Missouri. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a former Foster Grandparent from 1975-1986. Her granddaughter said that Gladys helped raise lots of children. Surviving are three sons, Glen (Barbara) Mais of Warsaw, Missouri, Carl (Nancy) Mais of Carrollton, Missouri, Donnie (Terrie) Mais of Gravois Mills, Missouri, daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Mais of Dover, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Terrie (Dave) Donovan of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Michelle (Tom) Ferguson of Odessa, Missouri, Allison Bartels of Odessa, Melinda (Rick) Renno of Lincoln, Missouri, Danny (Kathy) Mais of Dover, Kelly (Rick) Clouse of Higginsville, Missouri, Carlene (Jeff) Strathman of Carrollton, Dawn (Greg) Maring of Council Bluffs, Iowa, & Paige (Gary) Wheeler of Higginsville. Fifteen great-grandchildren surviving are Rob Ferguson, LeAnn Hiatt, Morgan & Heath Renno, Sarah Mais, Aaron Mais, Eric & Cody Meyers, Tressa Agropa, Martha Randall, Micah Strathman, Austin & Katelyn Maring, Lauden & Blaine Wheeler. Eight great-great grandchildren are Lilly Hiatt, Clayton, Courtlynn & Savannah Mais; Alex & Ayden Agropa, Rilley & Kasen Randall. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1907 Peach St.., Higginsville with Dr. Greg Fine officiating, Marsha Madole, organist, Bill Kolas & Dennis Million, vocalists. Burial will be at the Higginsville City Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Church. Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Pallbearers are Rob Ferguson, Aaron Mais, Micah Strathman, Eric Meyers, Cody Meyers, Austin Maring, Lauden Wheeler, Blaine Wheeler, Heath Renno.
Gladys I. Mais, age 100 of Higginsville, Missouri passed away Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Meyer Care Center. Born Sunday, May 29, 1910 in Syracuse, Missouri, she was the daughter of William Birch & Minnie Bardwell Birch. She married Noble... View Obituary & Service Information
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