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Gladys Stokes

December 16, 1926 — December 12, 2016

Grand Chain-Gladys Stokes, 89, formerly of Goreville, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Hillview Healthcare. Gladys was born on December 16, 1926 in Carterville to William and Margaret (James) Hindman.  She married Kenneth Stokes in Piggott, AR on December 16, 1948 and he preceded her in death. Gladys was the oldest living member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Villa Ridge.  She enjoyed singing, loved fried chicken and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include: Daughters: Beverly Ann and Rufus Childers of Creal Springs Barbara Jean and Clarence Van Hooser of Grand Chain Kimberly Dianne and Keith Adams of Creal Springs Grandchildren: Kenneth and Chrissy Childers Dale Childers Randy and Michelle Childers Melissa and Micah Norris Tabetha and Ken Kerley Bryan Van Hooser Rachelle Adams Great grandchildren-Colton, Ethan, Dustin, Dakota and Caitlan, Austin, Mariah, Daisy, Lucy and Audrey Great great grandchildren-Addison and Emma Sister in law-Violet Hindman of Marion She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, three brothers; two sisters and granddaughter in law, Jill Childers. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Rev. John Howat officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ PO Box 411/ Marion, IL   62959.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit
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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)

812 S Broadway, Goreville, IL 62939

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