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Obituaries

Obituaries

Gladys M. Whitehead 1926 - 2008 St. Joseph, Mo.

Funeral services for Gladys M. Whitehead, 81, St. Joseph, Mo., will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.Mrs. Whitehead died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at Saxton Riverside Care Center in St. Joseph, Mo.She was born April 24, 1926, in St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of Loyd and Minnie Sample Bennett.Mrs. Whitehead was a homemaker. She volunteered for Lawrence Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion auxiliaries.She married William Whitehead on Oct. 5, 1944, in Topeka. He survives.Other survivors include a daughter, Barbara W. Martin, Savannah, Mo.; a son, James Whitehead, Logan, Utah; a brother, Wallace Bennett, St. Joseph, Mo.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the mortuary before the services.The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Whitehead.