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Gladys Farnen

1939 — January 11, 2021

GLADYS MARIE FARNEN Gladys Marie Farnen, 81, Centralia, MO, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at the Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Centralia, MO. She was born September 8, 1939 in Florissant, MO the daughter of the late Vincent and Bernadine (Kramer) Gruenloh. On November 30, 1963 she was united in marriage to Hugh Farnen. In addition to her husband Hugh, of 57 years, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by one son Virgil Farnen and his wife Julie of Boonville, MO; two daughters Barbie Smith and her husband David of Indian Grove, MO and Marilyn Fuemmeler and her husband Jeff of Glasgow, MO; one brother Vince Gruenloh and his wife Diane of Florissant, Mo and Bob Gruenloh of Marion, IA; ten grandchildren Skyler, Hayden, Kaitlynn, Hannah, Clark, Margaret, Lance, Holly, Danielle and Lilly; fifteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents, a son Steven Paul Farnen, two sisters Betty Gruenloh and Eileen Meyer preceded her in death. Gladys first worked as a key punch operator for Chevrolet, later she was a homemaker and finally a secretary for her husband’s business Hug’s Sales and Service. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she served on the Alter Sodality and was a volunteer at Boone Hospital Center. She enjoyed flowers, playing cards, reading and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Friday, January 15, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury, MO. Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Salisbury, MO. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time on Friday, January 15, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Right To Life or to the St. Joseph School, c/o Oliver Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Centralia, MO 65240. Condolences may also be made to the family at To those attending the visitation or funeral service, we ask that you maintain social distancing. Be aware that capacity and seating may be limited and that people are welcome to and encouraged to wear face masks to protect themselves and others. We will follow all guidelines set forth by Chariton County.

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