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Gladys ‘Gladdie’ Hillyer, 91, of Marshalltown, died on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at the Grandview Heights Center in Marshalltown following an extended illness, with her family by her side.

Funeral Service were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home with Pastor Corrine Welsch officiating. Burial was at Nichols Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at the funeral home.  Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.

Casket bearers were Ray Lanfier, Jay Lanfier, Gary Lanfier Jr., Adam Flake, Brett Flake and Logan Lanfier.  A time of food and fellowship followed the committal at the Christian Church in Nichols.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Gary Lanfier Jr.

Gladdie was born on Oct. 11, 1920, in Keswick, to Lincoln and Clare Caskey Fridley.  She married Clarence Elmer Hillyer on April 21, 1939, in Muscatine.  He preceded her in death.

She had worked for Owens Brush Co. in Iowa City until her retirement.

She enjoyed bowling, sewing, reading, playing cards, needlework, and having her family around.

Survivors include: daughters, Marcia Seelig of Albany, Ga., and Connie Flake of Gladstone, Il.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and three brothers: Arlen Fridley and Bob Fridley, both of Leesburg, Fla.; and Bernie Fridley of Muscatine.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband; two brothers, Kenny and Roger Fridley; three sisters, Beryl Ruess, Shelia, and Irene Skinner; one grandson; and two sons-in-law.

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