Funeral services for Gladys Brinkley, 89, were held Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at Union Memorial Church of Milford. Rev. Galen Rozeboom officiated the service.
Interment took place at Dickens Cemetery.
Gladys Carrol Brinkley was born July 23, 1918, in Dickens, the daughter of William and Isabelle (Oâ€™Clair) Stukey. She was raised and educated in Dickens, where she was active in basketball, drama and other high school activities.
On Aug. 22, 1936, she was united in marriage to Dale Brinkley in Spencer. In 1937, the couple moved to the Milford area, where they farmed until retiring in 1970.
Gladys was affiliated with the Methodist faith, and was baptized June 14, 1925 at the United Methodist Church in Dickens. She was a member of the Okoboji Township Womanâ€™s Club and was a girls 4H Leader.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale, in 1987; her parents; grandson, Daniel Brinkley; brother, Leo Stukey; and sister, Lily Fitzloff.
Gladys is survived by her children: Carol Koep of Milford, Donald Brinkley and wife, Judy, of Milford, Dwight Brinkley and wife, Mary, of Lawrence, Kansas and David Brinkley and wife, Christy, of Iowa Falls; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.