Gladys Barron

Resided in Cornell, MI
Died December 22, 2018

Gladys Barron, 100, formerly of Cornell, MI, quietly entered The Kingdom of God, Saturday evening December 22, 2018 at Christian Park Village, where she resided since 2010.

Gladys was born August 29, 1918, in Mathias Township, the daughter of James and Della (LeGault) Ray. She was united in marriage to Loren J. Barron on October 19, 1940.

Gladys and Loren had four children- James (Connie) Barron of Cornell, Cherryl (Tom) Reynolds of Watson, Diane, and Raymond who are both deceased. Gladys owned and operated Jim Ray’s Bar in Cornell for many years. Upon retiring, she enjoyed gardening, visiting casinos with her husband Loren, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She enjoyed all the activities offered at Christian Park, especially Bingo, showing her ability to sing along, and her great sense of humor.

Gladys is survived by:
Son: James (Connie) Barron of Cornell, MI
Daughter: Cherryl (Tom) Reynolds of Watson, MI
Sister: Ora Vardigan of Escanaba, MI
7 Grandchildren
And 10 Great Grandchildren.

In addition to her Parents and Husband, Loren, Gladys is preceded in death by:
Daughter: Diane
Son: Raymond
Brothers: Wally and Bert Ray
Sisters: Evelyn Anderson and Ruth Hedberg

Family will receive friends Friday, December 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM until Noon at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 1:00 PM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Flat Rock with Rev. Fr. Francis Dobrzenski officiating. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall. Gladys will be laid to rest next to her husband in Holy Cross Cemetery in Escanaba. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes is assisting the Barron family.

4 Tributes for “Gladys Barron

    I cherish all my fun times in Cornell with my Aunt Gladys and Uncle Loren and my four cousins, Jim, Raymond, Diane, and Cheryl. Even though we lived in the Detroit area, we spent all our holidays in Escanaba and a couple weeks in the summer.
    My Aunt Gladys was always religious and a happy person. Her home was always open and food was always ready for whomever dropped by. I never felt in the way at her house – everyone was welcome! I loved her very much and I’m sure my mom, her sister Evelyn” will be glad to see her in heaven! God bless Jim and Cheryl, and all the family she leaves behind!

    Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother Cheryl. May God be with all of you during this journey, hugs and prayers. Paul and Lorraine Zawacki

    Am so sorry to see your mom has passed Cheryl she was such a nice lady the few times I talked with her . I still have my dish towel my prayers are with you and your family . Vickie

    I had the blessing of knowing Gladys thru my monthly services at Christian Park Village she was all ways present with that “mischievous” sparkle in her eyes. She enjoyed the music and listened to my words and was all ways friendly she will be missed. I am praying for you all.

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