Thursday, August 17, 1916
DEATH OF MRS. E. B. GLADISH
The whole community is mourning over the death of Mrs. Mary A. Perdue Gladish which occurred at her home near Fruitland, Saturday evening, August 12th. Mrs. Gladish was born July 18th, 1869, at Aulville, Missouri. At the age of 14 she became a member of the Baptist church at Aulville and has been an earnest Christian ever since. Among her last words were these, "There is nothing like being a true Christian when one comes to die."
She was married to Edwin Baker Gladish, January 1, 1896. They came to Fruitland, Idaho, in December 1900 and have lived in this neighborhood ever since.
Mrs. Gladish has been untiring in her efforts in every capacity and will be greatly missed in the W.C.T.U. Sunday school, where she has been a teacher and in the church and in the Ladies' Aid in which she has been the President. Mrs. Gladish was a member of the school board for many years.
Someone who has always known her said this; "That was a noble life, and it has been just the same since girlhood."
Mrs. Gladish has been in ill health for several years having had two operations but was able to be about her home duties until a few weeks ago when she became much worse which proved the beginning of the end. The final cause of death being Brights disease. Last week she joined with her son Oscar in singing that beautiful song "Lead Kindly Light."
She leaves her husband, two sons, Oscar and Aubrey, her mother, Mrs. Sarah Perdue, who has been with her the past three years, and a sister, Mrs. Lydia Shamel in California.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon in the Baptist church of which she was a member, Rev. Ford Burtch, pastor, who used as a text 2nd Cor. 5-1, officiated. Her favorite hymns were used at the service. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Interment was made in Payette cemetery.