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Gladys Loretta Clifton

Gladys Loretta Clifton, 96, of Corning, AR passed away on August 8, 2020 at St Bernard’s Medical Center. She was born on February 8, 1924 in Harrisburg, AR. She married Leon Clifton on March 9, 1945. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1994. They moved to the Corning area shortly thereafter and she became a farmer’s wife and the mother of three girls. She loved sewing and making their clothes. She also used her sewing skills and worked at the shoe factory for over ten years. Mrs. Clifton was a regular at the Senior Center in Corning. She enjoyed the visiting and all the games. Before she was a “senior” citizen, she got to travel on a couple of Senior Citizen trips to Washington D.C. and the World’s Fair. At 89, she flew for the first time when her grandson, Todd, and family took her to China. Later, she would get to fly again and go to Seattle and tour the Boeing plant. Gladys had been a “Rosie the Riveter” in Wichita, Kansas during the war.


Clay County Courier

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P.O. Box 85
Corning, Arkansas 72422-0085
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