Claudie Bee Wolfe Gladden, 95, of Monticello, passed away on August 3, 2015 at her home.
She was the widow of Doyle Edward Gladden, a retired elementary school teacher with 35 years of teaching experience and a member of Pauline Baptist Church. She was honored to receive a Distinguished Teacher Award from Drew Central Schools in 2008. She truly loved her students and talked about her teaching career with all. She was also a member of National Teacher Retirement, AR Teacher Retirement, Drew County Teacher Retirement and Northside Extension Club until her health prevented her involvement.
She was born January 16, 1920 at Ladelle and was the daughter of the late Willie Claude Wolfe and Luna Johnson Wolfe.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Marscille Wolfe Williams and Rachel Marie Wolfe Barnes; and a grandson, Tim Fort.
Survivors include two daughters, Dianne Gladden Fort and husband Bobby of Jonesboro and Janice Gladden Wiggam of Hot Springs Village; one sister, Ella Wolfe Helm of Monticello; five grandchildren, Jennifer Fort Dacus of Jonesboro and husband Max and Jeff Fort and wife Julie both of Jonesboro, Chris Wiggam and wife Teresa of Monticello, Mac Wiggam and wife Heather of Dover, Deleware and Contessa Wiggam McManus and husband Greg of Koskong, Missouri; 11 great-grandchildren, Megan Dacus of Jonesboro, Max Timothy Dacus of Jonesboro, Ella Dacus of Jonesboro, Ashley fort of West Plains, Missouri, Whitney Wiggam of Monticello, Samantha Wiggam of Monticello, Devin Wiggam of Fredrica, Deleware, Alyssa Wiggam of Millford, Deleware, Colton Hollar of Alton, Missouri, John Michael Boone of Alton, Missouri; three step-great-grandchildren, Hannah Ponder of Jonesboro, Kirsten Brinkley and husband Mike of Ocala, Florida, Cord McManus of Ocala, Florida and step great-great grandchild, Peyton Brinkley of Ocala, Florida; four nephews, Mark Barnes and wife Sharon of Naples, Florida, Roger Barnes of Little Rock, Phil Gladden and wife Kathy of Hot Springs and John Dufour and wife Tina of Amite, Louisiana; and two nieces, Mary Clampit and husband Jerry of Monticello and Peggy Robnet of Stuttgart; one nephew, Warner Williams and his wife Sundra.
Funeral service will be held on August 6 at 3 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Monticello Senior Citizens Center, 203 Henley, Monticello, AR 71655 or Pauline Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 299, Monticello, AR 71657.