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Gladys Helen O’Guin, 77 of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away July 15, 2021. Ms. Gladys was born June 6, 1944 to parents Jesse and Henrietta Martin in Chillicothe, MO. Gladys spent many years in Chillicothe, Missouri before moving to Independence, Missouri to start a family. She moved around to multiple states and ended up settling down back in Independence. She held many positions; waitress, cosmetologist, certified nursing assistant and bus driver (Best Bus 124). Gladys loved working on cars, cooking, visiting while drinking coffee and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Gladys will be remembered for her independence, her determination, no matter the challenge, her strong will and the love she had for her family.
Gladys was preceded in death by her devoted partner of 28 years, Dwayne Thomas; her parents; brother James Baker and 2 grandsons. Gladys is survived by 7 children: Frank O’Guin (Christine), Harlan O’Guin III, Donnita O’Guin-Spickler (Ray), Damian Solis, Jerome Miller (Diane), Tomasa Simshaw (Al) and Tommy Cain; 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Jesse Baker and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her beloved dog and cat, Bandit and Pinkett.
Visitation will be held at 10:00am-11:00am Thursday July 22nd, 2021 at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society, (6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raytown, MO 64133). Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am, Thursday July 22nd, 2021, following the visitation. Committal Service, at 12:00pm, to follow funeral service at Mount Washington Cemetery, (614 S Brookside Ave, Independence, MO 64053) Thursday July 22nd, 2021