Funeral Notice

Gladys Floella (Wright) Claunch, 95 of Palestine, TX died Monday June 6, 2016 at home. She was born August 28, 1920 in Mills County, TX near Star, the daughter of Hilary Hudson Wright and Alta Ann (Garrett) Wright. She was 7th of 12 children. She has been preceded in death by 10 siblings. Gladys married Raymond Edwin Claunch August 15, 1943, he also preceded her in death March 6, 1988. She lived most of her life in Lampasas, except during WW II when they traveled while Ray served in the Air Force. She was a hairdresser, but after her first daughter was born, she stayed home to raise her family. 
She loved sewing, and piecing quilts, taught piano lessons and tutored for several years. She helped to establish the first children’s choir at FBC Lampasas. She was a true believer in Our Savior Christ Jesus. She was a great inspiration to her family and will be greatly missed. Survivors include daughters, Charlotte Ann Rogers and Jerry of Palestine and Kristy Leah Hatchell and Wayne of Lampasas; step son, Donald Ray Claunch and Kay of Spring; brother, M.L. Wright of Waco; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Flo was preceded in death by her parents and by her grandson, Donald Raymond Claunch. Visitation- Friday, June 10th, 5- 7pm at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Services will be on Saturday, June 11th at 10am at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.