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Gladys Erma (Schultz) Williamson 1921 - 2015
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BISMARCK, N.D. — Gladys Erma (Schultz) Williamson, 94, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on June 2, in Bismarck, N.D. Gladys was born to Edward and Maggie (Miller) Schultz on Feb. 1, 1921, near Larned. Her early years were spent on the farm near Larned. After the family moved into Larned, she graduated from high school there in 1939. It was there that she met Delmar Williamson. Romance blossomed and they were married on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 30, 1939. The family moved to Lorraine where Gladys taught Sunday school, vacation bible school, and Scripture Memory at the Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Women’s Missionary Fellowship and enjoyed sewing. After Delmar’s retirement and some time spent traveling in their motorhome, the couple sold their home in Lorraine and moved to Bismarck, N.D. to be closer to Corrine’s family. Delmar preceded Gladys in death in July of 2009.
She is survived by her daughter, Corrine Arnold (Wesley); grandchildren, Landon Arnold (Carey), Alicia Waters (Jeff), and Paige Arnold (Aaron); 11 great-grandchildren, Mychal Arnold (Emmy), Conrad, Kordell, Bowen and Katelyn Arnold, Mallory and Reese Waters, and Ann Marie, Morgan, Madeline, and Kelly Arnold; and two great-great grandchildren, Kyra and Dexter Arnold. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Vernon and Estes; and sisters, Ethel and Doris.   
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Lorraine Baptist Church with burial following at the Lorraine Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Parsons Funeral Home in Ellsworth and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, at Lorraine Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Lorraine Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home. Full obit may be seen at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Parsons Funeral Home**
PO Box 45
Ellsworth, KS 67439
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 7, 2015