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Obituary: Gladys Mae Dry

Obituary: Gladys Mae Dry

June 13th, 2018 in Obituaries

Gladys Mae Dry, 89, of Mexico, formerly of Benton City, passed away at on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the King's Daughters Home surrounded by her loving children. Gladys was born on September 22, 1928 in Perry, the daughter of Warren Richard and Nadine (Cooperider) Buffington. On March 3, 1952, in Paris, she married James Robert Dry. He preceded her in death on May 2, 2003. Mrs. Dry was a homemaker and a member of the Benton City Christian Church. Survivors include her children, Carl E. Dry of Columbia, Debbie (Joe) Koelling of Jefferson City, Donna (Pat) Talley of Benton City, and Nadine Kuda of Mexico; 10 grandchildren, Carl D. (Christy) Dry of Benton City, Carla (Travis) Clines of Fulton, David Koelling of Jefferson City, Heather (Randy) Aulbur of Holts Summit, Samantha Zaiger of Fulton, Tina (Matt) Hurley of Holts Summit, Katie (Jim) Rericha of Linn Creek, Amanda Kuda of Austin, Texas, Mason (Allie) Talley of Mexico, and Brian Kuda of Mexico; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three sisters, Virginia Barton of Memphis, Twila Baker of Kansas City, and Nadine McCollum of Holt, Michigan. In addition to her husband, Jim, Gladys was preceded in death by 10 siblings, Cyrus Buffington, Sarah Robinson, Clarence Buffington, Della Street, David Buffington, Leo Buffington, Lloyd Buffington, Eva Parks, Warren Buffington, and Paul Buffington. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Arnold Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Benton City Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, June 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Kings Daughters Home, c/o Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265. Condolences at www.arnoldfh.com