Gladys Guy-Harper


June 17, 1896 - November 30, 1991

Wheatland Cemetery

 Gladys Harper headstone


Aunt Gladys 

Thanks to everyone who donated!

Gladys Guy-Harper was the second child of John Welcome and Alice (Dell) Myers.  Gladys married Estel Harper. After Estel's untimely death, Gladys raised their children by herself. She was a lifetime member of the Wheatland Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School, was part of the Missionary Society and played the piano for the Sunday night church service and on other special occasions. She was known as the best cook in Remus. She worked her adult life for Campbell's Restaurant in Remus, MI. Her pies were coined the "best in Mecosta County." Aunt Gladys did not have a headstone. Today she would be called a tireless, strong African-American woman. We started the Gladys Harper Foundation to raise money for her headstone. The headstone was installed 18 years after her passing.



Ione Todd
Marsha Todd-Sanders
Worthy & Pat Sawyer Family
John Sunami
Wheatland Music Organization
Peggy Sawyer-Williams
Janet Mayberry-Bennett
Betty Cummings-Shelby
Diana Todd-Green

Gary & Vicki Green Family
Grant & Deonna Green Family
Cynthia Knight & Family
James Raymond Lett
Pat & Shirley Miles
Denny Mumford
Barbara Nelson
Jean & Gary Nelson
LeRon & Kristina Nelson
Rochelle Nelson
Carol Norman
Gary Parker
Max Sawyer

The grave is located on the northeast side of Wheatland Cemetery. On Memorial weekend, please visit the site to see how nice the gravestone looks.

The double gravestone is gray granite "Gray Grass." It lays flat on the ground and is 4 ft X 1 ft x 6 ft.



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