Born Oct. 26, 1920 in Lafayette, Col. the son of Isaac Cotton Sr. and Mary (Green) Teresa Cotton.
She married Paul Grabner on May 2, 1942 and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2009.
Gladys was a homemaker. She graduated from Coalmont High School, was a member of Pythian Sisters, Triads, Delta Thata Tau (Delts) O.E.S. where she served as Worthy Matron, District Deputy, Rainbow Girl Advisor; PTA President, Democratic Women's Club, Cub Scout Den Mother and the Jasonville Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Deanie and Bob Ferguson of Bloomington; son & daughter-in-law, Fred and Nancy Grabner of Bloomington; grandchildren, Melissa (Chuck) Hagen, Kurt (Katey) Grabner, Chad (Tracey) Grabner, Mike (Ann) Grabner, Greg (Victoria) Grabner, Chris Grabner, Tammy (Jim) Smith, Robert Ferguson, Jim Ferguson; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Blanche Grabner of Jasonville and Beverly Cotton of Fairview, Ohio; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Madeline Briggs, brother, Isaac Cotton Jr.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian Street, Jasonville.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday with O.E.S. services at 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. until service time at the Funeral Home.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Brad West officiating.
Burial will be Lebanon Cemetery in Midland.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.