Memory Eternal: Gladys E. Toler

by Nilus on May 1, 2014

Gladys Toler

We received the sad news today that +Gladys E. Toler, mother of Dave Whitehorn and grandmother of our Reader Christopher, reposed in Our Lord early in the evening yesterday, Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

From Dave: “Mom was 87 and lived her entire life in Racine, Wis., until this past March when she relocated to Canton, Ga. to live with my sister. We are bringing Mom home to Racine for burial. Mom’s faith was strong, and she knew her Lord, so we are comforted in knowing He has called her home where she is free from all pain and suffering and sorrow. Christopher is deeply sorrowed, now having lost his grandmother after losing his grandfather just a few months ago.”

Services will be held on Monday at:
Bethania Evangelical Lutheran Church
4120 Wright Ave., Racine WI 53405
262-632-7267 bethania@tds.net

In accordance with Gladys’ wishes, the Whitehorn family asks that any memorials in her name be sent to the Bethania Church’s Altar Guild. They ask for everyone’s continued prayers.

May the newly-departed +Gladys’ memory be eternal!

Gladys’ obituary is posted below:
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Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

by Fr. John on April 20, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Christ Is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

On this Holy night, what other greeting is needed? What other greeting is exchanged? In the stillness and quiet of Christ’s Resurrection, the whole world bursts into song with rejoicing and now, the hope – that we are not reduced to sorrow and death –  is realized! Indeed a new creation is upon us and a Holy destiny awaits us, because of this blessed night. We are filled with God’s love and forgiveness, and through His divine condescension we are brought ever closer to Him in His love.

With love and affection,
fr-john

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