Visitation: Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 p.m., family present 4-6 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 9 at Canton Lutheran Church.
Gladys McKenney, age 87, died Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at the Canton Good Samaritan Society. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 9 at Canton Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 p.m., family present 4-6 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Gladys was born on March 14, 1928 in Canton, SD to Ole and Anna Marie (Holdahl) Braaten. She grew up in Canton, graduating from Canton High School in 1946. She married Vince McKenney on September 23, 1955 in Canton, SD.
Gladys worked at Farmers State Bank as a teller/bookkeeper for 10 years. In addition to raising the couples 4 children, she was involved in WELCA, V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, helped with funeral lunches, was a nursery helper, and answered phones for McKenney Construction. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and baking pies and cookies. She loved cats and enjoyed sending out cards.
Grateful for sharing her life are her husband of 60 years, Vince, Canton, SD; children, Douglas (Sherry) McKenney, Canton, SD, Linda (Robert) Herman, Canton, SD, Rodney McKenney, Canton, SD, and Laura (James) Tommeraasen, Renner, SD; grandchildren, Ryan McKenney, Evan McKenney, Amanda (Josh) Smith, and Stephanie (Devon) Johnson; step-grandsons, Robert, Jared, and Kurt Tommeraasen; great- grandchildren, Lydia Smith and Noah Johnson; along with numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Nels and John.