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Gladys Eileen Ebert

January 16, 1921 - July 9, 2012

Gladys Eileen Ebert, 91, died, Monday, July 9, 2012, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. She died from pneumonia after suffering a subdural hematoma. Gladys Eileen Ebert was born January 16, 1921, to Eilert J. and Juliet Meyer in Wellsburg, Iowa. Gladys grew up as the oldest sibling; her younger siblings were Helen Louise, Thelma, and Barbara. She was married in 1950, to George Henry Ebert and they had three children, George, Ann, and Barbara. After graduating from Wellsburg High School as the valedictorian of her high school class, she went on to the University of Northern Iowa and graduated with her B.A. Gladys obtained her M.S. at Iowa State University in 1967 and her Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1978. She was employed as an associate professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies at Iowa State University. She enjoyed her position at Iowa State where she would teach and advise college students. Gladys was always thinking of others and initiated a program at Iowa State so that single parents from Native American backgrounds could obtain child care and funding, enabling them to go to college. Her program was very successful and it helped many families. She retired from Iowa State University in 2001. Gladys enjoyed being with her family. Gladys would take every opportunity she had to spend time with her children and seven grandchildren. She was an avid reader, a seamstress, and a wonderful chef. She is survived by her siblings, Thelma Mohr of Ames, Iowa and Barbara Martin, of Tampa, Florida; her children George Ebert of Burlington, Vermont, and Barbara Ebert (Hough) of Lohman, Missouri; her grandchildren Daniel Blomgren of San Francisco, California, Katherine Ebert, Emily Ebert, and Sarah Ebert of Burlington Vermont, and Rebekah and Rachel Hough of Lohman, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eilert and Juliet Meyer; her husband George Henry Ebert; her sister Helen Louise Anders; her daughter Ann Blomgren; and her grandson David Blomgren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. at Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames on Saturday, July 14th. There will be a visitation one hour prior the service. Burial will be in the Iowa State University Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www.adamssoderstrum.com

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