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Gladys Kathryn Holycross, 97, formerly of Urbana, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Blair Ridge Senior Living Community in Peru. She was born Dec. 4, 1914, in Wabash County to Ernest and Emma (Lachmann) Hipskind.
Gladys was a 1933 graduate of Urbana High School. She married David LeRoy Holycross in Wabash on Oct. 1, 1938.
He preceeded her in death Oct. 4, 1963. She was a homemaker. Gladys was a member of the St. Peters United Church of Christ, where she was active in the Womenâ€™s Guild. She loved flowers, gardening, playing Euchre, reading, watching golf and NASCAR racing.
Surviving relatives include six children, Jim (Kay) Holycross of Laughlin, Nev., Davetta (David) Norris of Boone, N. C., Edward (Marty) Holycross of Bunker Hill, Ernie (Cindy) Holycross of Danville, Ill., Lucinda (John) Klopfenstein of Fort Wayne, Andrew Holycross of Tippecanoe; 27 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, three great grandchildren, a daughter-in-law. and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Tim Powers officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice.
The memorial guest book for Gladys may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.