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Gladys C. Davis, age 82, of Huron, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, at the Huron Regional Medical Center.

Her funeral Mass was held Friday, Sept. 10, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Huron, with Father Donald Imming officiating. Burial was at St. Martin Cemetery.

Gladys Davis was born Gladys Kappler on September 9, 1921, to William and Bertha (Halter) Kappler at Armour, S.D. At the age of seven she moved with her family to Huron where she attended school and graduated from Huron High School in 1940. After completion of high school she worked for Artz Studio and Sears.

On September 21, 1948, Gladys married John Robert Davis at Huron. They farmed in the Huron area until her husband's death on July 17, 1976. Gladys then moved to Huron, where she worked as a bookkeeper for the Haskell-Tompkins-Haskell Company. She retired in 1996.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, a volunteer at the St. Francis Shop and a Pink Lady for the Huron Regional Medical Center, and a member of the card club. In her younger years she enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by two sons, Bob Davis of Wichita, Kan., and Dennis (Ginger) Davis of Huron; one daughter, Shari Davis of Lakewood, Wash.; five grandchildren, Kim Liebelt of Aberdeen, Kacey (Tod) Eichacker of Wichita, Kan., John Davis of Wichita, Kan., Dustin Davis of Huron, and Cydnee Davis of Huron; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Chris) Diede of Huron, and Bernice (Melvin) Rex of Salem, Ore.; one daughter-in-law, Kathy Grovenburg and her husband, Doug, and their son, Kenny of Dell Rapids; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; two sons, Sid Davis, and infant John Davis; one brother, William Kappler; one sister, Louise Trowbridge; one sister-in-law, Gertrude Kappler; and one brother-in-law, Burrel Trowbridge.