She was born August 23, 1923 to the late Tody and Martha (McPerson) Howard.
Gladys was married on February 1, 1947 to William Cleo Murphy, who precedes her in death in 2005. Also preceding her in death is a sister, Dorothy Thornberry and brother, Horace Howard. She retired from General Electric in 1984 and was a 50 year plus member of First Baptist Church.
Surviving is her daughter, Vicky Lutgring and husband Dan of Tell City; granddaughters, Kimberly Arndt and Jennifer Lutgring of Tell City; great granddaughter, Sophia Arndt
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 A.M. CST on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at First Baptist Church. Pastors Lee Brown and Dan Hopkins will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home and Saturday from 9:00-10:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tell City First Baptist Church, Special Olympics Perry County or the Alzheimer’s Association.