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Gladys Elizabeth Jorgensen Ireland
April 27, 1926–December 6, 2015
Gladys E. Ireland, 89, of Wyoming, Iowa, passed away on Sunday morning, December 6, 2015 at the Anamosa Care Center in Anamosa, Iowa.
A celebration of her life will be held at 6:30 P.M., Friday, December 11, 2015, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 4 to 6 P.M., on Friday, December 11, 2015, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Wyoming Cemetery at a later date.
Gladys Elizabeth Jorgensen was born on April 27, 1926 in Andrew, Iowa, to Peter J. and Margaret E. (Hoffman) Jorgensen. She as a graduate of Andrew High School and married Arlo Clayton Ireland on February 1, 1953 in Delmar, Iowa. He preceded her in death on April 23, 2012.
Gladys was a homemaker and 4-H leader who raised a family and also worked at Collins Radio in Anamosa and Cedar Rapids for five years.
Gladys was a member of the Wyoming United Methodist Church where she had served as the church treasurer and was a part of the church Morning Circle. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, crocheting, and jigsaw, crossword and word search puzzles. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Wade (Kathy) Ireland of Fairfax, IA, Kevin (Cindy) Ireland of Ely, IA, Sandra (Randy) Antons of Anamosa, IA, Lisa (Jerry) Burns of Marion, IA, and Joni (Lennie) Miller of Onslow, IA; a daughter-in-law, Carol Ireland of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sister, Helen Knight of Maquoketa, IA; a brother, Marvin (Gloria) Jorgensen of Maquoketa, IA; sisters-in-law, Clarice (Darrel) Kaestner of Newhall, IA, Ruth Jorgensen of Maquoketa, IA, and Lucille Smith of Central Point, OR; twelve grandchildren, Nick, Eric, Matt, Tony, Jared, Ben, Brice, Cole, Grant, Tabitha, Sara and Lindsay; four great-grandchildren, Grace, Madelyn, Addyson and James; two step-grandchildren, Reggie and Amy; and two step-great grandchildren, Camryn and Calen. She was preceded in death by her parents, two children, Lynette in 1966 and Steven in 2008, her husband Arlo, five brothers Glenn, Raymond, Robert, Carl and Henry, and two sisters Thelma and Lorraine.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, December 11, 2015

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