Thursday, October 20, 2005

Mrs. Gladys N. Biggs, 96, of Gladstone, Missouri, formerly of Exeter, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Manor Care Center.

Mrs. Biggs was born February 27, 1909 at Thomas Hollow, Missouri, the daughter of Fred and Lena (Antle) Cole. On September 17, 1930 at Greeley, Colorado, she was united in marriage to Bill Biggs, who preceded her in death October 1, 1979. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.

She is survived by three sons, Rex Biggs and his wife, Eleanor of New Hampton, Missouri, Max Biggs and his wife, Shirley of Greeley, Colorado and Bruce Biggs and his wife, Sue of Pleasant Valley, Missouri; five grandchildren, Lisa McLaughlin and her husband, Tony, Lynne Maddox and her husband, Brandon, Glenda Zimmerman and her husband, Jim, Brenda Heckman and her husband, John and Larry Biggs and his wife, Brenda; nine great grandchildren, Christopher, Ashley, Kayla, Jessica, Cassandra, Amber Lynn, Levi, Cody, Chase and a 10th arrival due in April; one sister, Hazel Hooten of Cassville, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews including Robert and Oleta Catron of Exeter, Missouri and Phyllis Howe of Exeter.

Gladys was an avid reader, quilter and baker. She was a member of the Thomas Hollow Extension Club, one of thirteen charter members and served as secretary and treasurer for over fifty years. Gladys enjoyed farming alongside her husband and was also employed with Vollenweider Orchards part time. After Bill's death, she continued working on the farm until moving to Gladstone. She was a member of the Ridgley Baptist Church in Ridgley, Missouri.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2005 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at D. W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, Gladstone, Missouri. Visitation will then be held Friday, October 21st from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 22, 2005, at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, Missouri.

The family has suggested memorials to the Exeter Fire Department or to the Pleasant Valley Manor Care defibrillator fund. Paid


Cassville, Missouri