Funeral services for Gladys Linard will be 2:00 PM Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Dave Owsley officiating. Visitation prior to services at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions, Ohio Street United Methodist Church. Written messages and memories may be left for the family at http://www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Gladys Marie (Cumpton) Linard, 98 of Butler, Missouri died April 24, 2012 at Medicalodge of Butler. Gladys was born September 16, 1913 in Spruce, Missouri, daughter of William Everett and Rosa (Diehl) Cumpton. She attended schools in Butler, Missouri and was united in marriage to Howard S. Browning, and to this union two children were born. She was later married to Homer Claude Linard, Jr.; to this union, two children were born.
Throughout her life, Gladys maintained an avid faith in God and was a member of the Ohio Street United Methodist Church in Butler. She never missed a Sunday for as long as her health permitted. Gladys was hardworking, honest, loyal and loving. She was selfless and kindhearted, and never had a bad word to say about anyone, and never any hatred in her heart. Her family remembers the special food she made for various family members at different occasions; particularly banana bread and homemade popcorn balls and coconut cream pie. Gladys never met a stranger and her family describes her as the “most amazing woman you’d ever meet.”
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sons Larry Lee Browning and Freddie Lynn Linard; brothers, George Cumpton, Arthur Cumpton, Johnny Cumpton, Marvin Cumpton, Everett Cumpton, and Quentin Cumpton; and sister Wilma Kollman.
She is survived by sons D.J. Browning and wife June of Chesapeake, Virginia and Dr. Homer C. Linard, III and wife Laurie of Brighton, Michigan; grandchildren David Browning and wife Debbie of Chesapeake, Virginia; Chris Browning of Oilville, Virginia; Pat Bohlen and husband Chip of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Erin Linard of Peoria, Arizona; Andrew Linard of Brighton, Michigan; and Nathan Linard of Brighton, Michigan; and great-grandson David Browning, Chesapeake, Virginia. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and friends.