Gladys Christensen

January 5, 2013

Gladys Christensen

Gladys Christensen passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. 

Funeral Services: Will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield with burial at the Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will be held following the committal services at the church.  

Open Visitation: Will be held on Monday, January 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.

Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.

Memorials: To the Gladys Christensen memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date. 

Gladys Mae Christensen was born October 13, 1927, in Harrison Township, Adair County, Iowa, the daughter of Walter Washington and Ocia Grace (Weaver) Carl. Gladys passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield at the age of 85.

Gladys was raised and educated in Grove Township in Adair County. She went to country school and graduated from Menlo High School in 1945. After graduation Gladys worked at Greenfield Hotel as a waitress where she met Arnold Christensen. On April 21, 1946, she was united in marriage to Arnold in Atlantic, Iowa. To this union three children were born: Carol, Jim and Peggie. After their marriage they lived and farmed in Adair County until 1957 when they moved to Greenfield. In 1961, they opened Chris’ Refrigeration in Greenfield which they owned and operated until 1975. She then went to work at Murdy Drug which later became Mather Pharmacy until she retired in 2007. After retirement she cleaned houses for several people in town. Her hobbies were gardening and cleaning.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Arnold Christensen in 1982.

She is survived by three children, Carol Woosley and husband Larry of Greenfield, Jim Christensen and long-time friend Ginger Thompson of Greenfield and Peggie Kinney and husband Frank of Prosper, Texas; six grandchildren, Kevin Kreis and wife Ronda, Kate Claflin and husband Cyle, Eric Woosley and wife Melissa, Matt Kinney, Jordan Kinney and Tyler Kinney; two great grandchildren, Nate Kreis and Cameron Kreis; brother, Bruce Carl and wife Kate of Greenfield; other relatives and friends.

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