ONEONTA — Gladys Harrison, 87, of Oneonta passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at the home of her son, Duane C. Harrison in Windsor.
She was born March 5, 1915, in Morris, the daughter of Frank H. and Mary (Daniels) Miller.
She married Merton Harrison on July 21, 1944, in Mount Vision. He predeceased her on Feb. 7, 1990.
She was a graduate of Laurens High School and Cayuga College. Gladys taught high school in Campbell, Schenectady and Laurens. She was also a case worker for the Otsego County Department of Social Services for 15 years.
She was a member of the Mount Vision Bible Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Hartwick Historical Association.
Gladys enjoyed participating in community organizations and activities. She was also very interested in preserving the history of the Bowe Hill Community. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing vegetables and flowers. She was very committed to her family and will be missed by all those who knew her.
She is survived by her two sons, Duane C. Harrison and his spouse, Jeanne, of Windsor, and Lynn M. Harrison of Arlington, Texas. Her sister, Katherine Kimmey of Mount Vision; and her brother, Herbert Miller and his spouse, Marjorie, of Mesa, Ariz., survive her; a sister-in-law, Marion Mather of Laurens; and several nieces and nephews also survive her.
Funeral and committal services will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Christopher Ellis, pastor of the Mount Vision Bible Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will take place in the spring in Mount Vision Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday afternoon at the Bookhout Funeral Home from 4 until 6 p.m. at which time the family will be in attendance.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vision Bible Baptist Church, P.O. Box 606, Mount Vision, NY 13810, the Hartwick Emergency Squad or to the Mount Vision Fire Department.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.
Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 17, 2003.