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Gladys Bowling

March 24, 1936 — January 23, 2019

Mrs. Gladys Stidham Bowling born March 24, 1936 departed this life  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the Hazard ARH Medical Center at the age of 82. Gladys was born at Hyden, Ky., the daughter of the late Harrison Stidham & Mallie Lewis Stidham. Gladys was a homemaker & a devoted, faithful, life -long member of the Church of Christ.  Gladys enjoyed cooking, both vegetable & flower gardening, sewing, crocheting, making handcrafts, quilting & was an accomplished seamstress.  She loved music and even when too sick to open her eyes, she wanted "The Voice" on so she could listen & she also loved watching ballgames. Gladys greatest pleasure in life came from the love she had for her treasured family. She always wanted her family around her.  Gladys was united in marriage to Vance Bowling on December 24, 1954.  Mrs. Gladys Stidham Bowling was preceded in death by her parents; her loving and devoted husband, Vance Bowling, one cherished granddaughter, Bridget Camille Hendrix, six brothers, Eugene, Lenuel, Paul Edward, Darrell, Rex, & Kenneth Stidham & one sister, Dorothy Stidham Pace.  Mrs. Gladys Stidham Bowling leaves the following relatives surviving: Four beloved daughters, Vickie Belinda Cole and Larry of Pleasant Shade, TN., Dorothy Gail Hendrix & Larry of Wooton, Ky., Renda Young & Rick of Hyden, Ky., Beverly Dawn Bowling & Jeff Asher of London, Ky., one brother, David Stidham of Hyden, Ky., eleven treasured grandchildren: Olivia Denise Brooks & K.J., Zachary Vance Cole and Kristin, Timothy Chase Cole, Natasha Karen Roberts & Marc, Riley Larry Lee Hendrix & Brittany, Courtney Rene Clay, Ricky Chandler Young, Lindsey Rose Wagers, Samuel Dalton Wagers, Baylee Camren Beckner, Raylan Jude Asher, Six treasured great grandchildren, one brother-in-law, Vernon Bowling & Christine of Connersville, Indiana, six sisters-in-law, Laretta Stidham, Francis Lewis, Jewel Stidham, Delphia Abernathy, Shirley Hunt & Bob, Glenna Combs along with a host of other relatives and friends.

TIME AND PLACE OF FUNERAL  1:00 P.M. - Saturday - January 26, 2019 at the Dwayne Walker Funeral Home Chapel, Hyden, Ky

OFFICIATING MINISTER: Keith Bowling with tributes by her sons-in-law and grandsons

TIME AND PLACE OF VISITATION: 5-9:00 p.m. - Friday - January 25, 2019 at the Dwayne Walker Funeral Home Chapel, Hyden, Ky.

PLACE OF INTERMENT: Grassy Gap Cemetery, Hyden, Ky.

ACTIVE PALLBEARERS: Zachary Vance Cole, Timothy Chase Cole, Riley Hendrix, Chandler Young, Samuel Dalton Wagers, Larry Cole, Larry Hendrix, Rick Young & Jeff Asher

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Marc Roberts, Philip Hunt, Bobby Hunt, Nathan Gibson, Jeremy Gibson, Jason Gibson, Mike Stidham, Rex Stidham & K.J. Brooks



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