Gladys (Lathrop) Sanford

October 9, 1924 ~ December 22, 2020 (age 96)

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Gladys Sanford aged 96 passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Sanford; granddaughter, Tara Miller; brothers, Bob, Ray, Don and Joseph Lathrop; sister, Phyllis Johnson.   Surviving are her children, Fred (Mary) Sanford, Linda (Jim) Dickensheets; grandchildren, Sara (Mike) Currier and Brian Dickensheets; great grandchildren, Christopher Talbot, Mikala Talbot, Krystal (Greg Beemer), Donnie (Leah Karrip-Davenport), Leah Davenport-DeBrie (Austin DeBrie); several nieces and nephews.  Gladys was a longtime member of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Wyoming.  She was a member of the 1942 graduation class of Wyoming Park High School.  Gladys enjoyed the past 2 years residing at American House assisted living facility.  Graveside services will be held 12:00 Noon Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Fairplains Cemetery, 2056 Diamond Ave NE., Grand Rapids.  To share a photo, memory and sign the family’s online guestbook please visit

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American Legion Service
December 30, 2020

12:00 PM
Fairplains Cemetery
2056 Diamond Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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