Gladys Ross

Gladys June Schafer Ross, 83, Perry, died March 25, 2012, at the Rolling Hills Nursing Center in Topeka.

She was born June 21, 1928, at Perry, the daughter of Edgar Leslie and Myra Dick Patterson. As a lifelong resident and homemaker in Perry, she was a 1946 graduate of Perry Rural High School.

Gladys June Schafer Ross

Gladys June Schafer Ross

She was a member of the Perry United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 431 of Perry, and the Jefferson County Farm Bureau, serving as the First District Women’s chairman for many years. She was also active in the Jefferson County Republican committee.

She and her husband, “Tunney,” were longtime members of the Perry Squares Square Dance club.

She married Eugene “Tunney” Schafer Aug. 21, 1948, at Perry. He preceded her in death Oct. 12, 1986. She married G. Roland Ross May 9, 2003, at Perry. He died April 22, 2009.

She is survived by three sons, Calvin E. Schafer, Galena, Ill., Donald L. Schafer, Pacific, Mo., and Patrick E. Schafer, Perry; one sister, Aleta Schafer, Topeka; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Perry United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Barnett Family Funeral Home, 1220 Walnut (U.S. Highway 59), Oskaloosa.

Memorials can be made to Perry United Methodist Church or to Grace Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, 66066.

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