News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 28, 2013

Gladys E. Williams

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The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Gladys E. Williams, 90, of Terre Haute, surrounded by her family, passed away on Feb. 26, 2013 at Union Hospital. She was born on Sept. 21, 1922, in Cedar Lake, Wis., to Chris and Bessie McConochie.

Gladys was in the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1951, as a nurse’s aid in Madison, Wis. Gladys was a homemaker until 1968, when she started working for Columbia House Records as a group leader in the mail opening department and retired in 1995 from Columbia House. She was a member of Barbour Avenue United Methodist Church.

Gladys is survived by two sons, Dave Williams and wife Mary Lou, and Chris Williams; five brothers, Charles McConochie, Lyle McConochie, Richard  McConochie, Earl “Bill” McConochie, Gary McConochie; four sisters, Flora Owen, Marjorie Keegan, Dorothy Sanke and Marlene Ottum; grandchildren, Kevin and wife Shawn Williams, David and wife Cathy Williams, and Jennifer Cohee and husband David; great-grandchildren, Kevin Williams II, Britney Williams, Brandon Williams, Michaela Cohee, Mary Cohee and Charles Cohee.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Williams, who passed away in 1985; three sisters, Betty Burtis, Doris DeAx and Margaret “Peggy” Wolter; three brothers, Wilfred “Chris” McConochie, Marvin McConochie and Rodney McConochie.

Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013, at Thomas Funeral Home with visitation  from 11 to 1 p.m. Friday, at Thomas Funeral Home. Officiating will be Pastor Kathy Roush and military rites by Post 972. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Barbour Avenue United Methodist Church.