Gladyne Elsie Forster


    Gladyne Elsie Forster of Owensville, Missouri was born on December 10, 1927 to Ivan and Elsie (Chapman) Spurgeon at Oak Hill, Missouri and passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the age of 92 years.


    She married Homer J. Forster on April 5, 1946 in Steelville, Missouri.
    Gladyne was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.  She enjoyed sewing, quilting and making jellies and pickles.  
    She graduated high school and went to St. Louis, Missouri and worked as a switchboard operator at Bell Telephone Company.  She saved the life of a lady that had a heart attack who called her for help.  She always said 1946 was her favorite year because that’s the year she was married.
    She was preceded in death  by her parents, Ivan and Elsie Spurgeon; husband, Homer Forster; and sisters, Wanda Brink, Joan Orlando and Pauline Spurgeon.
    She is survived by her son, David Forster of Owensville, Missouri; daughters, Nancy Seegraves of Williamsville, Missouri, Judy Lewis and husband Mike of Owensville, Missouri and Barbara Barch of Owensville, Missouri and friend John Birkman of New Haven, Missouri; brother, Lenard Spurgeon and wife Melva of Topeka, Kansas; grandchildren, Greg Lewis and wife Pam, Jeff Mayberry and wife Angel, Dawn Fisher and wife Tessa, Joseph Seegraves and wife Amy, Ethan Forster, Dalton Forster and special friend Gabby Lansford and Hannah Forster; great grandchildren, Ashley Stokes, Tara and Ryan Mayberry, Luke and Lauren Seegraves, Gavin Fisher and Milo, Delilah and Elsie May Forster; great great grandson, Karson Bingaman; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. at the Gottenstroeter Chapel with Rev. Dennis Spurgeon officiating.  
    Burial was at the Licklider Cemetery in rural Cuba, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville Missouri.

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