2008-11-06 / Obituaries

Gladys B. Kendall

McConnellsburg, 87

Gladys Bivens Kendall, 87, formerly of McConnellsburg and a resident of Menno Haven for the past eight years, died Sunday, November 2, 2008, at Chambersburg Hospital.

She was born May 30, 1921, in McConnellsburg, the daughter of the late George and Martha (Barmont) Bivens. She was the widow of the late Charles Kendall.

She was a homemaker and farm wife.

She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star in McConnellsburg, a former member of Fulton County Society of Farm Women and she worshipped at the Menno Village Chapel.

She enjoyed gardening, flower arranging and needlework.

Surviving are her brother, John Bivens, McConnellsburg; her foster daughter, Donna (wife of Harold) Bishop, McConnellsburg, and her nephew, Dr. Jerome (husband of Sunny) Harness, Greencastle.

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Catharine Purnell and Marie Kerlin and four brothers: George, Horace, Oscar and Harry Bivens.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 6, at Union Cemetery. Chaplain Vernon Isner will officiate. There will be a time of visitation on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Benevolence Fund at Menno Haven, 2011 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Chambersburg, will be handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhomes. com.

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