Gladys Jones Anderson HALL, 91, a resident of the Heritage House in Atlantic, Iowa, the last 4-1/2 years, passed away Monday afternoon, February 24, 2014, at the Heritage House.
The daughter of John Edward and Christina Johanna Henrietta “Tena” (Knop) Jones was born on September 21, 1922, on a farmstead near Hancock, Iowa. She was baptized in 1922 and confirmed in 1936 at Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic, Iowa.
She was married first to Dale R. Anderson on January 20, 1942 in Omaha, NE. After Dale died in 1980, she married Verl Glen Hall on August 15, 1981 at Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic. Mrs. Hall was a long-time member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and was a member of Zion’s Golden Years Club.
Gladys went to country school through the 8th grade and always regretted that she couldn’t go to high school. She enjoyed volunteering in the gift shop at the Cass County Memorial Hospital and was a great pinochle and pitch player. She did her crossword puzzles and kept a daily journal beginning in the 1970s. She even made an entry a couple of days before she died.
Gladys enjoyed life and always had a great smile. She traveled the U.S. extensively with her son, Bob, his wife Carol, and Carol’s mother, Ethel Whelan. She and her husband, Dale Anderson, traveled to Japan in the 1970s to visit their son, Dennis, who was stationed there with the U.S. Air Force. After her husband Verl Hall died, she went to Madrid, Spain to visit her brother Glenn Jones and his family.
She was employed at Coast to Coast in Atlantic from 1959 to 1973, Woolworth’s from 1974 to 1981 and at K-Mart in Atlantic from 1982 until she retired in 1999.
Surviving are her two sons, Robert D. “Bob” Anderson and wife, Carol, of Omaha, Nebr., and Dennis E. Anderson and significant other Sakiko Anderson of San Antonio, Tex.; three step daughters, Evelyn sager of Atlantic, Doris Wolken of LeMars, and Deloris Claussen of Walnut; two grandchildren, Russell E. Anderson and wife Fran of Vandenberg AFB, Calif., and Melanie and husband Shawn Alexander of Rapid City, S. Dak.; step grandchildren, Sheri and husband Greg Hanson, of Victoria, Minn., Maurice and wife Kim Anderson, and Michelle and husband Joe Danielson of Omaha; three sisters-in-law, Phyllis Jones and Darlene Jones, both of Atlantic, and Maria Jones of Madrid, Spain.; four great grandchildren; seven great step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John E. and Christina Jones; her parents-in-law, Robert L. and Anna Anderson; her husbands, Dale R. Anderson, 1980, and Verl G. Hall, 1997; three brothers, John W. “Jack” Jones and Frank E. Jones, both of Atlantic, and Glenn G. Jones of Madrid, Spain; step grandchildren Ronald Hall of Omaha, Russell Hall of Cary, N.C., Gary Wolken of LeMars, and David Claussen of Walnut.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, March 1, ten o'clock A.M., at the Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic, with Pastor Ken Davidson, officiating. Interment will be in the Atlantic Cemetery.
There will be a visitation at Roland Funeral Service on Friday, Feb. 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Roland's and staff are caring Glady's family and the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.