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Joan E. Gladfelter

October 2, 1919 November 13, 2017
Joan E. Gladfelter
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Obituary for Joan E. Gladfelter

Joan Elouise Gladfelter, 98, of Knoxville, died at 12 p.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.

Joan was born on October 2, 1919 in Savanna, the daughter of Martin G. and Estella B. (Clark) Anjal.  She married James Sylvester Gladfelter on August 31, 1957 in Aledo.  He preceded her in death on December 23, 1968.  Joan is survived by three sons, Larry (Carolyn) Moore of Mt. Pleasant, IA; Alan (Terry) Moore of Rock Island; and Donnie (Paula) Gladfelter of Williamsfield; and one daughter, Laurel (Rick Frisby) Gladfelter of Milwaukee, WI.  Joan was a beloved grandmother to 17 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and 19 great great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, Joan was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. 

Joan worked as a waitress for many years, working at the Friendly Café, Marge’s, and the View Point.  She also managed Golden Cream Dairy during the 1960’s.   Joan also was a seamstress for many years and made numerous wedding gowns.  She was a longtime member of the First Church of God in Galesburg.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Pastor Dennis McQuown will officiate.  A celebration of life will follow at the Thomas Legacy Center.  Memorials may be directed to the family for a fund to be designated.

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11:00 AM 11/25/2017 11:00:00 AM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory
1849 North Seminary Street Galesburg 61401 IL
United States





12:00 PM 11/25/2017 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/25/2017 2:00:00 PM
Thomas Legacy Center

1849 N. Seminary St.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401

Celebration of Life

Thomas Legacy Center
1849 N. Seminary St. Galesburg 61401 Illinois
United States

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To the family for a fund to be designated at a later date


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