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Gladys M. Dodson

Gladys Marie Dodson, 84, formerly of 805 Baker St. in River Park, died at 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2003, in St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, in Michigan City, Indiana. Gladys was born on August 29, 1919, in Sheldon, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Ruth Hendress Coughenour. She grew up in Iroquois County and graduated from Watseka, Ill. High School in 1937.
On August 12, 1939, she married Wilmer Condit of Gilman, Ill., at Watseka. He died in 1965. They had one daughter, Janet Gayle.
In April of 1970, Gladys and Edwin Dodson of Plymouth were married. Edwin died in 1987.
Gladys spent over 40 years in tele-communications, the last 25 with United Telephone. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the United Telephone retirees and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Watseka, Ill.
Gladys is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Jim Hiss, Michigan City, Ind. Three step-sons: James and Linda Dodson, Richard Dodson and Brian and Polly Dodson; two step-daughters, Susan and Kirk McIlraith, Virginia and Larry Cole, of also survive.
A grandson, Jason Hiss of LaPorte, Ind.; granddaughter Jacke Marie and her husband Larry Schardon and two great-grandsons Wyatt and Dylan and one great granddaughter, Nicole of Scottsdale, Ariz., survive as well.
A nephew, four nieces and nine step-granddaughters survive as well.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, her two spouses and three sisters.
At her request, preferring that friends remember her in life, there will be no visitation. A family service will be held at a later date.
The Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, is in charge of arrangements.
Interment will be in Gilman, Ill.
Memorial gifts in Gladys’ memory may be made to the Marshall County Hospice, the Trinity United Methodist Church, or a charity of the donor’s choice.