We remember Gladys Koether
Gladys was a lifelong member of MLLC, and a lifelong resident of Carmine. Gladys died on April 18, 2018 after a long illness. Her funeral was held at MLLC on April 21 at MLLC. The obituary, as printed in the service bulletin that day, is available below.
Her family requested that memorial gifts be given to either MLLC or Lutherhill camp. Here are ways to make to make those gifts:
Memorial Gifts to Martin Luther Lutheran Church
By mail: P O BOX 362; Carmine, TX 78932-0362
Make note of this being a memorial for Gladys Koether.
By web site: go to the MLLC secure online giving site: click this link.
When using the giving site, remember to note your gift amount in the box next to “Memorial Gifts”, and to use the memo box to the right of the amount to note “Gladys Koether”
Questions for MLLC about this gift: call the office at 979-278-3388
Memorial Gifts to Lutherhill
By mail: Lutherhill Ministries
3782 Lutherhill Road
P.O. Box 99
La Grange, Texas 78945-4132
Phone: 888-266-4613 Fax: (979) 249-4032
By their secure giving web site: click this link.
The Lutherhill giving site has a place on their online form to note memorial gifts, and to write a note to Lutherhill about the gift. This will help them make sure the gift is noted in memory of Gladys.
Gladys Leona Alma Koether was born October 26, 1932 in Carmine to Gustav and Leonie Weidemann Koether. She was baptized November 19, 1933 by Pastor Henry Brunotte, and confirmed March 30, 1947 by Pastor Leo Simon at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine. Her confirmation verse was Matthew 26:41, “Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Gladys died April 18, 2018 in Giddings at the age of 85.
A lifelong member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine, she was the first woman to serve on the church council. Gladys was also a member of the Carmine Chamber of Commerce, serving as president and secretary for many years. She volunteered at Luther Hill doing landscaping and helped in restoration of the Carmine Depot. She also assisted her mother in operation of the switchboard at the telephone company.
She helped her friends and neighbors by cutting hair. She also worked at B&S Sales and Service in Carmine, and was also employed at Brenham Heating and Air Conditioning for 47 years.
Survivors include her sister, Pauline Poehls Fischer; nieces Paula Barrick, and Kalisa Pomykal and husband, Brice; great-nieces and nephews: Jon Jankowiak and wife Shauna, Bobbie Hughes, Tammi Hughes, Kody Fox and Hunter Pomykal; great-great niece and great-great nephew, Kandyce Hughes and Ryler Boyer, as well as special cousins Joe and Beverly Cucuzza.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Barry Lee Koether.
Serving as pallbearers are Hunter Pomykal, Jon Jankowiak, Bobbie Hughes, Gary Smith, Kevin Stueber, Stacy Tyner, Royce Lehrmann, and Hollis Lehrmann. Honorary pallbearers are Delbert Stiewert, Kody Fox, and Joe Cucuzza.
Memorials may be directed to Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine, or to Luther Hill.
Special thanks go to Stacy Tyner and Stacia Carmean.