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Reba Gash

Gladys R. “Reba” Gash, age 89, of Logan, Iowa passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2011 at the Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Gladys was born on November 24, 1921, in a rural area near Logan, the 6th child of five boys and three girls born to Ethelbert and Isabell (Stewart) Graham. Reba married Dwight Gash, son of Louis and Ecil Gash in August 1942. Reba and Dewey raised three children, son Larry born in 1943, daughter Joyce born in 1945, and son Jeffrey born in 1954. Reba was raised on farms near Logan, Persia and Beebeetown in Iowa and Lyons, Nebraska. She attended elementary school and secondary schools in those cities, graduating from high school at Logan in 1938. Following high school she worked at various jobs in Logan. In the early 1950’s she worked at C.L. Strong Insurance in Logan and in 1955, began work at the First National Bank in Logan. She was employed there until age 70 and retired in 1991 with 36 years of service. Reba was a member of the Christian Church and the Logan S.O.S. Club. Reba loved to travel, both with Dewy and her kids and later with her high school chums. She planted and cared for a garden and large yard for many years. One of Reba’s greatest joys was attending the many school and church activities in which her grand/great grandchildren participated. Reba loved her extended family and hosted her own annual Fourth of July Family Picnic for the aunts, uncles and cousins for 25 years until 2003.. Reba was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dwight, son Jeffrey, brothers, Lloyd Graham, Jim Graham, Herb Graham and Glen Graham, sisters, Francis Graham Turner and Iris Graham Yocom. Survivors include her daughter: Joyce Rosengren and husband Douglas of Logan, Iowa; son: Larry Gash and wife Mary Ann of Colorado; daughter-in-law: Kris Gash of Missouri Valley, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren; twenty seven great-grandchildren; brother: Verne Graham of Missouri Valley, Iowa; sister-in-law: Jeannine Gash Boyd of Libby, Montana and twenty-two nephews and nieces. Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of fellowship at the church following the committal service. In Loving Memory Of Gladys R. “Reba” Gash Born November 24, 1921 Logan, Iowa Entered Into Rest October 12, 2011 Missouri Valley, Iowa Services 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2011 Christian Church Logan, Iowa Officiating Pastor Ron Riley Organist Vicki Koenig Vocalist Rick Powell Selections “Go Rest High On That Mountain” “How Great Thou Art” “The Old Rugged Cross” Casket Bearers Matthew Rosengren Nathan Rosengren Jacob Gash Lukas Rosengren Jonathan Rosengren Derren Gash Derrek Gash Adam Hoyt Final Resting Place Logan Cemetery – Logan, Iowa

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