Gladys Sneesby

Gladys Sneesby

Gladys A. Sneesby, 85, a resident of Little Falls, and formerly of Cold Spring, Hutchinson, and Carthage, S.D., passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at St. Ottos Nursing Home in Little Falls.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 12, at Grace Covenant Church in Little Falls, with Pastor Steve Anderson officiating. Interment will be at Carthage Pleasantview Cemetery in Carthage, S.D.
Gladys was born July 22, 1928, in Carthage, S.D. to Arthur J. Sneesby and Ida Jane (Dobson) Sneesby. She graduated from Carthage High School, Carthage, S.D. as Valedictorian of her class in 1946. After high school, Gladys continued her education and received her Normal (teaching) certificate from Northwestern Nazarene College in Idaho in 1948. Gladys then taught elementary school in South Dakota from 1948  – 1958. In the fall of 1958, she moved to Hutchinson, where she taught second, third or fourth grade. She continued her education receiving her Masters Degree from Denver University. She touched many students lives until she retired in 1987 and moved to Cold Spring. After retiring, Gladys enjoyed many hobbies and interests. Gladys enjoyed worldwide traveling and volunteer mission trips, spending time with nieces and nephews and their families, photography, reading, fishing and spending winters in Bibleville, Texas. In Bibleville, Gladys was librarian for many years, spending many hours organizing and running the library. She also enjoyed many hours on the lake catching and sharing the fish she caught. Gladys will be remembered for her humble quiet spirit and generous giving toward  spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Gladys is survived by her sisters, Josie (Ward) Hands, Mitchell, S.D.and Ida (Harold) Crandall of Nampa, Idaho; nieces, Debra Clancy and Lois Deacon of Idaho, Carolyn Fountain and a nephew, Vernon Bates of Arizona. Gladys is also survived by her life long friend, Elva Norton and members of Elvas family who lovingly claimed her as sister and aunt. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Lillian (Harold) Bates; brother, James (Elsie) Sneesby; and nephew David Bates.

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