Gladys Eckhart, 92, Mitchell

Gladys Eckhart, 92, of Mitchell, formerly of Denver, CO, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Mitchell Care Center in Mitchell, NE. Her funeral service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Crown Hill Cemetery Pavilion in Denver, CO. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the Pavilion. Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials in Gladys's honor be made in care of the family to be designated at a later time. Online condolences may be left at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com. Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys was born October 11, 1921 in Denver, CO to George and Christina (Schwindt) Green. She married Reynold Eckhart on July 12, 1941 in Denver. They lived for a time in Globeville, CO then eventually settled in the north Denver area. She worked at Hesteads Department Store in the fabric department until her retirement. She loved to sew, grow her vegetable garden, canning foods and especially loved playing bingo! She enjoyed spending time with her family and shopping with her sisters. She was a member of the First German Congregational Church in Arvada, CO.

She is survived by her son Ronald (Janice) Eckhart of Thornton, CO; daughter Karen (Bob) Schmer of Scottsbluff, NE; grandchildren Christina (Gary) Edwards, Lori Read, Randy Eckhart, Ryan (Rachel) Schmer, and Adriane (Stephen) Matthews; great grandchildren Garrett and Taylor Edwards, Jordan Read, Rylan Eckhart, Adam and Henry Schmer, Ericka and Clara Matthews; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband Ray, 3 sisters, 4 brothers and one grandson Rodney Eckhart preceded her in death.

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