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Gladys M Koehser

July 6, 1924 ~ July 17, 2019 (age 95)

Gladys M. Koehser, 95, of Quincy, IL, formerly of Augusta, IL died at 1:47 am Wednesday July 17, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy, IL.

She was born on July 6, 1924 in Bowen, IL to Orin H. and Mabel G. Thompson Crossland. She married Carl W. Koehser on February 10, 1946 in Bowen, IL. He survives.

Gladys was a 1942 graduate of Bowen High School and attended Illinois State University in Normal, IL. Gladys began her career in banking on November 1, 1946 at the State Bank of Augusta and became assistant cashier and later Vice President until her retirement in 1991. She was a member of the Augusta Eastern Star, member and treasurer of the Augusta Women’s Club, later called the Augusta Sunshine Women’s Club. She was a member of the Living Faith United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school in the primary department of the Augusta Methodist Church. She was a member and longtime treasurer of the Be Worthy Servants Class of the United Church of Augusta. Gladys will long be remembered for her great ability to make wonderful candy and baked goods, and giving them to her neighbors, friends and relatives.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Carl, a son, David W. (Nancy) Koehser of Minneapolis, MN, a brother; Dr. Merle Crossland of Quincy, IL, 2 sisters; Edith Glosecki of Seattle, WA and Rosalie (James) Jacobs of Quincy, IL and sister-in-law, Norma Crossland of Quincy, IL.

She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Maurice and Arlo Crossland.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday July 20, 2019 at the Living Faith United Methodist Church in Bowen, IL by Rev. Dixie Croxton. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery in Augusta, IL. Visitation will be held one hour prior to time of services at the Church. Memorials may be made to the Living Faith United Methodist Church or Good Samaritan Home.

The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.

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