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Gladys Mary Bos

December 31, 2018

Gladys Mary Bos, age 94, of McBain, passed away on Dec. 31, 2018 at Samaritas of Cadillac. She was born on March 24, 1924 to Elizabeth Raterink Moffat Kraai in Grand Rapids. She married Bernard “Bud” Bos on June 20, 1942 at the Kraai family home in Zeeland. He preceded her in death on Feb.3, 2015. Gladys had worked at the grocery store in McBain as a cashier and stocker for many years. She had been a member of the McBain Christian Reformed Church where she was very active in the Ladies Aid, Bible Study Group, and had worked for years on the lunch committee for funerals. She is presently a member of the Vogel Center Christian Reformed Church. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, sewing and working in ceramics.

She is survived by her children, Bud (Jan) Bos of Zeeland, Barry (Karen) Bos of Cadillac, Nona Bos (Bill Williams) of Tustin, Scott (Cheryl) Bos of Cadillac and Jody Bos of McBain. There are 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Her surviving siblings are, Crystal Baum of Grand Rapids, Joan Zwagerman of Zeeland, Clifford (Darlene) Kraai of Cadillac, Betty Kamphuis of Branch, Robert (Vada) Kraai of Holland, and Jerry (Delores) Kraai of Irons, and her inlaws, Marvin Tubergen of Zeeland and David (Helen) Bos of Holland.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Bos, brother, Lee (Dorothy) Moffat, 2 sisters, Winnie (Joe) McKay and Norie (Bob) Bennett, inlaws, Gordon Zwagerman, Ray Baum, Mary (Les) Walters, Dorie Tuburgen, Lloyd Bos, Loie (Neal) Vandenheuvel, Bernie Kamphuis, and Blanche (Jim) Oonk.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, at 11:00 A.M. at the Vogel Center Christian Reformed Church with Rev. John Ornee officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery in McBain. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes. Thoughts and prayers may be left at

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