Gladys Marie Letterman


Gladys Marie Letterman, daughter of Herman Reese and Cleta (Clair) Reese, was born May 13, 1934 in Niangua, Mo. She went to her heavenly home surrounded by family at 3:42 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 in Springfield Villa at the age of 83. 

Gladys was a homemaker and a member of Son-Rise Christian Church in Marshfield until her illness caused her relocation to Springfield (Mercy) Villa. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Joe Letterman; and two brothers, Bill Reese and Ricky Reese.

Survivors include one son and his wife, Mike and Marie Letterman, Springfield; one daughter and her husband, Carolyn and Mike Owen, Rogersville; one sister and her husband, Sharon and Larry Fain, Butler, Mo; one brother and his wife, Jim and Donna Reese, Marshfield; four grandchildren, Aaron Letterman, Justin Letterman, Emily Sampson and Joshua Owen; thirteen great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Many of those friends were life-long relationships development from the churches her and Joe attended as they moved to various communities. She always enjoyed serving with her church family.  

Gladys was well known for her hospitality, incredible home cooked meals, and her desire to see that everyone received a special card throughout the year.  She greatly enjoyed fishing, gardening, visiting with friends, cooking and of course playing with her precious grandkids. 

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in the Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield. Interment will follow in the Copening Cemetery, Niangua. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 20, 2017 in the funeral home.





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