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Gladys A. Essenmacher, age 92, of Wild Rose, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Wild Rose Manor.

Gladys was born in Chicago, IL, on July 11, 1926, the daughter of the late Van and Mary (Rossiter) Lemons. Gladys worked for many years as an Insurance Claims Adjuster. She was a member of Wild Rose United Methodist Church and a member of the Wild Rose Hospital Auxiliary for over 30 years. On Feb.12, 1972, Gladys married George Essenmacher in Chicago and he preceded her in death on March 1, 2012.

Gladys is survived by her daughter, Kathie Zywczak, Wild Rose; her son, David Benge, South Carolina; many stepchildren and many, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren and a brother, Al Lemons, South Carolina.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George, and her children, Diane, Donald, and Jennifer.

The Memorial Service for Gladys was held on Tuesday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at the Holly Funeral Home in Wild Rose with Reverend Pam Priewe, officiating. Visitation was on Tuesday morning from 10 am. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Holly Funeral Home in Wild Rose is assisting the family with arrangements.