Gladys Mae Withrow

Gladys Mae Withrow

April 10, 1925 - January 18, 2019

            Gladys Mae Withrow, 93, of Bay City, Texas passed away January 18, 2019.  She was born April 10, 1925 in Sublime, Texas to the late Fritz Cordes and Frances Kartman Cordes.

            She worked for many years at J.C. Penney and retired from Bealls.  She was a member of the VFW Post 2438 Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed her VFW family.

            Her husband Dale Withrow preceded her in death after 65 years of marriage.

            Survivors include daughters, Betty Burns and husband Jim, and Frances Elder and husband Steve; brothers, Oliver Cordes and Bill Cordes; grandchildren, Bryan Long, Charles Clark, Steve Cashion and wife Kim, Tina Keen and husband Troy, Stephanie Long, Deenae Eastwood and husband Ron, Alisha Burns and Alise Burns; great grandchildren, Cullen Cashion, Leighton Keen, Meagan Griffith and husband Michael, Truett Eastwood, Tate Bluda and Wade Bluda; great-great grandchild, Walker Keen Griffith; and many nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Tom Quirk officiating.

            Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas.

            Pallbearers will be Steve Cashion, Troy Keen, Leighton Keen, Cullen Cashion, Bryan Long and Charles Clark. 

            Keith Wayne Hatton will serve as honorary pallbearer.

            Memorials in her name may be made to Ladies Auxiliary; Phillip H. Parker VFW Post 2438; P.O. Box 269, Bay City, Texas 77404-0269.

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            Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas; 979-245-4613.