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Gladys F Forcum

January 28, 1927 — April 9, 2022

Gladys F. Forcum, 95, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Sunshine Meadows Retirement Community.  She was born January 28, 1927, in rural Greenwood County, Kansas, the daughter of James and Mamie (Shobe) French.  She married Dale Forcum on August 28, 1949.  They later divorced.  She had lived in Manhattan, KS for 18 years, serving as a fraternity housemother at Kansas State University.  She spent summers working at the Rocky Mountain National Park tourist center in the Indian Jewelry store.  She made many close friends during these years and enjoyed interacting with co-workers and tourists.  She has lived in Hutchinson since approximately 2000 where she attended The Father’s House, serving in volunteer capacities and participating in bible study.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society and Christian Women’s Group.

Survivors include her children, Tony (Debbie) Forcum, Plano, TX; Sherri Watson, Wichita, KS; Dee Blackwood, Sunnyvale, TX; Annie (Quintin) Moore, Hutchinson; and sister-in-law, Lois French, Eureka, KS; 9 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Murray, Dean, and Wesley French, Aileen Lawson and Mary Ellen Sowder; and great grandson, Porter Moore.

Celebration of life services will be held Saturday April 30, 2022, at 10:30 am at The Father’s House, Hutchinson. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunshine Meadows or The Father’s House in care of Inman Funeral Home.  To leave a condolence for the family, please visit:

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