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Gladys Taylor

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Gladys Rasche Taylor, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at the home of a daughter in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Aug. 17, 1908, in Carbondale, Ill., daughter of Ernest and Martha Finley Holmes. She first married Dr. Albert Rasche July 17, 1929, in Carbondale. He died April 25, 1959. She later married True Taylor in 1968 in Cape Girardeau. He died in 1987.

Gladys was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School many years. She was the first president of both the Women's Society and Church Women United, charter member of Quest Club, member of P.E.O. Chapter BI, and active in many other organizations.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Harold Kuehle of Cape Girardeau; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Rasche of Palm Harbor, Fla.; five grandchildren, Michael Rosenthal of St. Louis, Mark Rosenthal of Clinton, Mo., Curtis Rosenthal of St. Louis, Bradley Rosenthal of Cape Girardeau, Debra Tripp of Lutz, Fla.; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, a sister, and a grandson.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Anselm Williams officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or Teen Challenge.