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Gladys R. Havens
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1 of 7 | Posted by: Rebecca Provinse - St.Louis, MO

“My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family during this difficult time. I wish I was there to help in some way. I know this was sudden but know...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Mark & Diana Larson - McPherson, KS

“I am so sorry for your lose. Gladys was a joy to work during my time at Havens Printing. I will miss her dearly. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Carey Erskin - Urbandale, IA

“Austin I just found out about the death of Gladys. I'm so sorry. God be with you Kay ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kay Billhimer - McPherson, KS

“Dear Austin, Phil & Lori, and the rest of Gladys' family, We have lost a very special lady ... but then we don't have to tell you guys that. I loved...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Louie Potts Peterson - McPherson, KS

“Havens family: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Gladys. My prayers are with you and your entire family. I have known Gladys for quite some...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: deborah boomhower - new Castle, PA

“So sorry for you loss, Rely on God for all your comfort and healing. She left a lasting impression on me, when I first moved to McPherson she was...Read More »
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Gladys Ruth Havens, 81, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 27, 2013, at McPherson Hospital. She was a retired preschool teacher and had worked in children's ministries at church, and as an elder care companion.

She was born January 29, 1932, in Hutchinson, KS, the daughter of Rudolph A. and Selma (Schmidt) Gaeddert. She graduated from Berean Academy in 1949 and from Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, NE. On June 13, 1954, Gladys was united in marriage to Austin L. Havens in Hutchinson, KS.

Gladys was a member of the New Hope Evangelical Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Austin of the home; sons, Charlie Havens (Barbara) of Chicago, IL, Phil Havens (Lori) of McPherson, KS, and Hal Havens (Kelly) of Lenexa, KS; daughter, Rebecca Provinse (Darrell) of St. Louis, MO; brother, M. James Gaeddert (Janice) of Newton, KS; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Alice Schroeder.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 5, 2013, at New Hope Evangelical Church with Rev. Jim Keil officiating. Burial will precede the service at 9:00 AM on Saturday at McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, October 4, at Stockham Family Funeral Home, with family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorial donations may be given to New Hope Evangelical Church Children's Ministries in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.