Gladys Elder

Thursday, February 3, 2005

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gladys Elder, 86, of Perryville died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 24, 1918, at Perryville, daughter of Joseph and Thelma Kitchen Brewer. She and Russell A. Elder were married Jan. 29, 1938. He died Oct. 26, 1973.

Elder was a former seamstress. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, Cursillo and Missouri Extension Club.

Survivors include three daughters, Cynthia Wilson and Virginia Meister of Perryville, JoAnn Moore of Fenton, Mo.; a son, Tom Elder of Perryville; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a twin brother and a half sister.

Friends may call at Young and Sons Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, and 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The parish wake will be at 6 p.m. Friday. The rosary will be recited at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent's Church, with the Rev. Bill Thess officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.