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Gladys Gassaway

Posted January 22, 2015 at 8:24 pm



Gladys Kathryn (Schuler) Gassaway, 95, of Centralia, formerly of Mound City and Carbondale, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Centralia Manor.

She was born October 22, 1919 in Mound City, daughter of Edward Stephen Schuler and Edith (Reno) Schuler. She married Frank M. Gassaway on July 4, 1938 and they later divorced.

Gladys is survived by a daughter, Conchitta Grabowski and husband Lawrence of Centralia; four grandchildren: Dr. Stephen T. Grabowski and wife Sharon of Elk Grove Village, Joan Rockey and husband Chris of Oak Park, Dr. Lawra Vanderhoff and husband Michael of Grand Junction, Colo., and

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