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Gladys E. Lane, 92

Gladys E. Lane, 92, of Ottawa, Kan., passed away Monday, Feb. 3, at Ottawa Retirement Village, Ottawa, Kan.

Gladys was born March 14, 1921, in Thief River Falls, Minn., the daughter of Edward and Inga (Larson) Severson. She grew up and graduated from high school in Red Wing, Minn., graduating with the class of 1938. For over 20 years Gladys worked as a seamstress making custom draperies while in Minnesota. Gladys lived in Anthony, Kan., for 24 years where she raised her family and helped out as a Girl Scout leader. Gladys was very active in church her whole life. Growing up she attended United Lutheran Church in Red Wing. In Ottawa, Gladys attended Trinity United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Sons of Norway in Red Wing. Gladys loved her family and was the family genealogist and photographer. Gladys enjoyed letter writing and sent cards often. Gladys was known to be subtle, always having a sneaky way to get her point across. Gladys was united in marriage with Lyman Lawrence Lane on Oct. 17, 1942, in Chicago, Ill. Lyman passed away on Dec. 9, 1965.

She is survived by two sisters: Lornie Van Gilder, and husband Maury, Red Wing, Minn., and Joyce Anderson, Red Wing, Minn.; sister-in-law, Jo Severson, Red Wing, Minn.; daughter, Lynda Brazil and husband, Bill, Winfield, Kan., daughter, Jeannie Hendrix, and husband Walker, Lawrence, Kan., and daughter Mary Cole, and husband Gary, Ottawa, Kan.; eight grandchildren David, Casey, Brian, Stacy, Amy, Ben, Drew, and Will; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces; nephews and cousins.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Lyman; her parents; a sister, Ione Severson; a brother, Eddie Severson; and a grandson, Richard Cook.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church, Ottawa, Kan., or United Lutheran Church, Red Wing, Minn., c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.

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