J.D. James Dale Gladstone was born February 27, 1953 in Bethany to Anna Laura (Gardner) and Dale Pierce Gladstone. J.D. went to elementary school in Worth and graduated from Worth County High School in 1971. J.D. also attended agriculture classes at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.
After college J.D. returned to Worth to farm. In 1977, J.D. was united in marriage to Connie June (Atkison) in Worth County. They were married for 10 years before they divorced. He later married Donna Mae (Moore) Lee on January 2, 1997 in the Christian Church in King City.
Farming filled JD's days, he loved everything about it. Once grandchildren came into his life, he spent much of his time spoiling them. They were his pride and joy.
J.D. passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Jim Hughes; granddaughter Stephanie Daleske; grandson Camaron Goble
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 24 years Donna; sisters Cinda (Galen) Jennings, Jennifer (Sam) Coburn and Amy Gladstone; sons Robert (Tammy) Gladstone and James (Rachael Bennett) Gladstone; daughters Bobbi Gladstone and Elizabeth Gladstone; stepson David Lee; stepdaughter Jessica Woods; 23 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Tanya Smith.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 19, 2021 with the family present from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City. Inurnment will be private at the Knox Cemetery near Worth. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.
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