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Obituaries

Obituaries

Gladys Marie Routte 1918 - 2007 Pratt

Pratt - Mass of Christian Burial for Gladys Marie Routte, 89, Pratt, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pratt with the Rev. Gregory S. LeBlanc presiding. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt.Mrs. Routte died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at Pratt Rehabilitation & Residence Center.She was born April 30, 1918, in Randel, the daughter of William L. and Bertha Smith Zentz. She moved from Wichita to Pratt, where she was a resident for 60 years.Mrs. Routte was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Altar Society and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1451, all in Pratt. She was very active in Girl Scouts in her younger years.She married Charles N. Routte on Oct. 25, 1947, in St. John. He died Dec. 2, 1982.Survivors include a daughter, Patricia A. Detwiler and husband Ronald, Pratt; a daughter-in-law, Yvonne Routte, Lawrence; a sister, Hazel Bailey, Wichita; a brother, Raymond Zentz and wife Georgina, Colorado; four grandchildren, Chris W. and Lindsay A. Detwiler, Joyce Nicole Darland and Justin Towery; and four great-grandchildren, Kile W. and Anthony C. Detwiler and Alex and Cooper Brown.Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Larrison Mortuary in Pratt, where a vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary before the services. The family suggests memorials to the Shrine Plane of Mercy or American Heart Association, sent in care of the mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt 67124.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.larrisonmortuary.com">www.larrisonmortuary.com</a>.