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Burdick Methodist Cemetery
Friday June 2nd, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

Saturday June 3rd, 2017

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St. Paul Lutheran Church
Saturday June 3rd, 2017

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Gladys Emmogene Wendt

HERINGTON - Gladys was born November 9, 1922, the daughter of Charles and Anna Daetwiler.  She, along with her sister and three brothers were raised on her parent’s farm near Ramona.

She married Percy Wendt on April 16, 1941, and made their home near Latimer, Kansas.  They raised three children, Jerry, Milton and Judy Gillett.

Gladys enjoyed farming with Percy, and also worked at the Paragon making childrens’ clothes, the J. C. Penney Store as well as the T. K. Oxandale Fabric and Gift Shop.  She was active in numerous clubs which included sewing, arts and crafts, and card clubs.  She worked at the Poll booths in Latimer on Election Days.  Gladys was a fantastic cook and the family loved attending her Holiday Dinners at the farm.  With her eight grandchildren, there was always something going on.

She was preceded in death by her husband Percy, son Jerry, daughter Judy, her parents Charles and Anna Daetwiler, her brothers Melvin Daetwiler of Herington, Lonnie Daetwiler and Maurice Daetwiler of Wichita, and sister Mildred Wilmore of Americus.

Gladys is survived by son Milton and his wife Nancy of Chaska, Minnesota, eight grandchildren Mark Wendt of Herington, Stephanie Sobotka of Papillion, NE, Lisa Dillard of Leesburg, VA, Matthew Wendt of Phoenix, AZ, Jayme Becker of Marion, KS, Jared Gillett of Herington, KS,  Tiffany Boecker of Blooming Prairie, MN, Kimberly Pangborn of Elk River, MN, and eleven great grandchildren.


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Just found out about my Aunt Gladys (11/22/2017). Our trips from Wichita to visit Uncle Percy and Aunt Gladys were always my favorites. So many wonderful memories from their farm, rode my first horse (pony) there, ate the best of foods all cooked by Aunt Gladys there in the kitchen, and so many football games on the television in the living room after suppers. I know how much she loved Jesus so I know for sure that I will run into her again, someday. Until then, rest in peace. Kirby Daetwiler

Kirby Daetwiler Nov 22 2017 12:00 AM

Just found out about my mom Arline Campbell's friend Gladys death. So sorry for your loss. I am sure Arline welcomed her with open arms. Love, Joy

Joy Campbell Jones Jun 10 2017 12:00 AM

Gladys will always hold a place in my heart. She brought joy to our activities at Legacy of Herington. She always requested " Jesus Loves Me This I Know". As she loved Jesus as well. We will have a memorial for her at our facility; Wednesday, June 7th at 10 am. Family and friends are always invited to join in songs, memories, and prayers. (Yes, we will sing "HER SONG", and I know she will be singing it along with us. )

George McMillin May 31 2017 12:00 AM

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A RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent on May 30, 2017

On behalf of the Dillard family in California and Washington D.C., we send our heartfelt condolences. We know how much Grandma meant to our sister/ daughter Lisa - in turn we loved her just the same. Rest in paradise Grandma... rest in peaceful paradise. All our love, The Dillards

Expression of Sympathy May 30 2017 12:00 AM