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Gladys M. Ferrari

December 24, 1915 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 104)


Gladys Marion Ferrari, age 104, of Battle Creek, passed away on May 8, 2020 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence.  She was born on December 24, 1915 in Ceresco, MI., the daughter of Benjamin and Thersal (Ware) Hughes.  She was a lifelong area resident.  Gladys attended the one room schoolhouse in Stanley Corners.  She was a custodian for Sears & Roebuck for twelve years and worked for Post Cereals for thirty eight years.  Gladys was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Post 25 year Club, and a volunteer at the Cheff Center.   She enjoyed bowling and was on the chase crew for the Post balloon team.  Gladys was united in marriage in 1976 to Clayton Ferrari, he preceded her in death.  Also preceding her in death was her first husband; Carl Munday, son;  Alvin who died in infancy, and sister; Grace Rine.  Surviving are her sister; Nerva Tripp of Delton, MI., several nieces and nephews, step daughter; Dionna Fritz (Ferrari) of Ishpeming, MI., step grandchildren; Rebecca (Max) McPherson of Ishpeming, MI., Nicole (Brian) Coleman of Marquette, MI., Merri-Jean (Michael) Wilder of Negaunee, MI., and several step great grandchildren.  Private family services were held at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home & Cremation Services, with interment at Oakridge Cemetery in Marshall.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Condolences may be left for the family at         

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