Gladys Conn Obituary

Gladys Trailer Conn
Gladys Trailer Conn
Gladys Trailer Conn

September 25, 1910 - June 21, 2005
Born in Cass County, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Gladys Trailer Conn, 94, died at Iowa Methodist Hospital on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 from a stroke. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Wesley Acres Community Room. An additional memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Meeting House, Burlington, Iowa. Burial will follow at Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington.

Gladys was born in Cass County, Iowa on September 25, 1910 to Elma and Frank Trailer. She was a prominent student in Atlantic High School and graduated from the University of Iowa. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Following graduation she did graduate work at the University of Chicago and worked in Chicago with United Charities. She married Blythe C. Conn on April 2, 1935 and they recently celebrated 70 years together. They resided in Burlington from 1935 until 1962 and in Des Moines from 1962 until her death. Gladys had been active in the Youth for Understanding Exchange Program, The Des Moines Art Center, A.A.U.W. and the Unitarian Church.

Gladys was preceded in death by her son, Charles Christopher Conn. She is survived by her husband, Blythe; her brother, Bill Trailer of Kingsport, TN; her daughter, Meredith Watters of Scottsdale, AZ and two grandchildren, Christopher Watters of Chicago, IL and Elizabeth Watters of Albertson, NY.





Wesley Acres Community Room
3520 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Friday, June 24, 2005
10:00 AM