Gladys Douglas, 64, of Boonville, passed away at her home on Wednesday, March 24, 2010.
Visitation for Gladys was held at 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.on Friday morning, March 26 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Boonville. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 A.M. following the visitation with Father Bob Duesdieker officiating. Burial followed in the Old Lamine Cemetery.
Gladys Douglas was born in Saline County October 16, 1945, the daughter of Kenneth Alonzo Holland and Ella May Malloy Holland. She married Duard Bruce Douglas Feb. 14, 1986 in Oklahoma and they have resided in Boonville since their marriage. Gladys was well known in the area, especially around Blackwater. Her gift of gab led to the distinction of being the first female auctioneer in the area, also there was never any doubt about where she stood on an issue. Gladys was a member of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Boonville.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters, Nancy Louise Holland and La Verna Mae Nichols, by her uncle Sterling P. Malloy and by a great-grandson, Drake Micheal Talbott. She is survived by her husband, Bruce of the home and by her children, Veronica 'Vickie' Zeller and her husband Chris, of Boonville, Vonda DeAnn Dawson and her husband, Mark, of Marshall, MO, Gerald Aloysius 'Al' Gotmer and his wife Shannon, of Hardeman, MO and Michael Gotmer and his wife Shannon, of Marshall. Her brothers, Larry Eugene Holland of Sweet Springs, Gerald Ray Holland of Grain Valley, MO, Kenneth Holland of Bolivar and her sister, Barbara Buchannon of Pomdeterre, MO as well as her aunt Pauline Malloy also survive. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, C.J. and Andy Zeller, Yvette Gotmer, Terrance, Malcolm and Quincy Erby, Taylor Gotmer and Liberty and Kolten Gotmer.
The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to University Missouri Heart Research Center in honor of Dr. Richard Weibel, or to S.S. Peter and Paul School Building fund.
Additional information provided per family recompense.