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Gladys Blougher

09/19/1927 - 06/13/2018

Obituary for Gladys Blougher

Funeral services for Gladys Blougher will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Officiating will be Pastor Paul Burrow. Dennis Morgan, musician, will perform special music selections “ The Old Rugged Cross”, “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art”. Burial will be in Violet Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Kyle Swanson, Gary Swanson, Greg Lewiston, Kirk Donelson, Kal Linnenkamp and Richard Gelbowitz. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, also at the church. Memorials will be directed to the Taylor Hospice House or the First United Methodist Church and may be sent or left at Murdock Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at murdockfuneralhome .net Gladys passed away in Des Moines, IA on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Taylor Hospice House.

Gladys Audrey Greif was born September 19, 1927 in rural Dallas Center, Iowa the daughter of Eckhart and Mabel (Temple) Greif. She attended country school until the eighth grade and attended Dallas Center High School, graduating with the class of 1945. Gladys furthered her education at Drake University. She taught four years in country schools and taught in town ending her teaching career as a third grade teacher with the Perry Community School District.

Gladys met John Dean Blougher and they were married on March 6, 1954 at the Christian Church in Woodward, IA. They made their home on the farm north of Bouton, IA for thirty-nine years and then moved to a home in Perry in August of 1993. Gladys enjoyed gardening, canning and doing chores on the farm. She spent many enjoyable hours watching her daughters and her grandchildren play sports. Gladys was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters Audrey Mohr of Perry, IA, Alma (Gary) Swanson of Ogden, IA; one sister Betty Haugen of Granger, IA; four grandchildren Amy (Michael) Bahl, Courtney (Daniel) Taylor, Kyle Swanson ,Kelsey (Brian) Shelton; and four great grandchildren Alice, Abby, Jeff and Jayden.

Preceding Gladys in death were her parents, her brother Eckhart, her sisters Burnetta, Thelma. Edith and her husband on September 16, 2017.

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