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Gladys Marie Combs

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Gladys Marie Combs, 88, of Alton, Mo., was born June 19, 1920, and died Feb. 24, 2009, at her home.

Gladys had been an insurance secretary, a clerk for the Probate Court, Assistant Postmaster at Couch and was the first woman to serve as Oregon County Tax Assessor.

Survivors include: one son, Keith Combs and wife Shirley of Alton; son-in-law, Bob Anderson of Alton; two brothers, Waif Strain of West Plains, Mo., and Bob Strain of Ridgedale, Mo.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Orville Strain and Ola Barton Strain; two husbands, David Combs and Oliver "Nick" Nickless; one daughter, Norma Jean "Jeanie" Anderson; one grandson, David Anderson; four brothers, Mac, Earl, Wallace and Wayman Strain; and three sisters, Helen, Agnes and Juanita.

Services were held Feb. 26 in the Clary Chapel at Alton with burial in the Smith Cemetery.

This obituary may be viewed online at www.claryfuneralhome.com.