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Graveside Service

Sutton Memorial Home
Saturday December 28th, 2019

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Gertrude Ladson "Grandma Gert"

Gertrude Ladson “Grandma Gert”, 81 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at 5:40 p.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL. She was born on June 23, 1938 in Merom, IN the daughter of Lloyd and Josephine (McCloud) Brown. She married Wilber “Wib” Burdette Ladson her high school sweetheart on June 30, 1956 in Merom, IN. She was a loving woman who made it possible for loved ones to be notified quickly when a Marine is injured. She was always happy, put her family first, and loved traveling especially to the beach and birthday trips with her daughters and nieces.

She is survived by her Son: Carl (Linda) Ladson of Mt. Pulaski; Daughters: Sue (Dave) Hesse of Forsyth, Jana Ladson of Mt. Auburn, IL; Grandchildren: Justin (Crystal) Hesse of Decatur, Jason (Melissa) Hesse of Mt. Zion, Zackary Ladson of Elkhart, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Samantha and Lucas; Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son: Steve Ladson, nine siblings.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL with Pastor Mike Smith Officiating.

Memorials may be made to the AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth St.

Springfield, IL 62703 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Tribute Program P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Thank you for the kind words.

Sue, Jana and Carl Dec 31 2019 12:00 AM

Gertie was a special lady. She loved her family and friends. Always smiling. In sympathy, Mary Norville

Mary Norville Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

Losing your mom is so hard. What a nice tribute to your mom.

Mary Norville Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

Glad you were able to be with us yesterday. We love you too.

Sue, Jana and Carl Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM

Jana and Family

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Mary & Rich Behl

Mary Behl Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM

I loved my Aunt Gertie. She always was good to me. She was my Dad's little sister and I don't think he ever quit caring about her the way a big brother does. Love you guys and take care.

Stanley Brown Dec 28 2019 12:00 AM

She was the foundation that our family was built on. Without a doubt the strongest person I will ever know. She is the reason we are all who we are. She was my rock. I have never truly felt lost in my life, until now. I will miss her always.

Carl l Ladson Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to all of you. I remember Gertie as a warm and loving person that was totally devoted to her children. I am blessed to have known her. I still have a couple of ceramic things she made me years ago and think of her whenever i come across them. My heart goes out to all of you.

Helen Humphrey Nothdurft

Helen Nothdurft Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

Thank you Helen

Carl l Ladson Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

Thank you so much for the kind words.

Jana. And Sue Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM