April 12, 1933 ~ May 31, 2020

Born in: McLean County , KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Gladys Marie Fulkerson Peters, 87, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation. She was born in McLean County on April 12, 1933 to the late John Sylvester and Helen Corrine Sutton Fulkerson. Gladys was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. She enjoyed hanging with her posse, her lifelong friends; Marian Lee, Daisy Gibson, Onadean Dant; and the late, Pearl Thompson.

Along with her parents, Gladys is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Peters; her infant sons, John Sidney and Marshall Steven; her sons-in-law, Mark Wayne Henry and Gary Wayne Gabbard; her brothers, Charles William, Douglas, Larry Stevenson; her sisters, Norma Jean Medley, Lola Beatrice Whitesides, Anna Sue Clements, and Mary Kennedy; and her brother-in-law, Carl Medley.

Gladys is survived by her children, Debbie (Marshall) Reynolds, Faye Gabbard, David Peters, Rhonda (D.J. Head) Henry, and Donnie (Cheryl) Peters; her grandchildren, Jody Russelburg, Wesley (Haley) Russelburg, Michael (Caryn) Gabbard, Rob (Tina) Gabbard, Kyle Crumm, Seth Peters, Luke (Leanza) Henry, Austin (Brook) Henry, MacKayla Henry, Nathan Peters, Cassidy Peters, 8 great grandchildren; her sisters, Joan (J.L.) Byrne and Sherry (Sam) Holinde; her sister-in-law, Marilyn Fulkerson; her brother-in-law, Don Clements; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the St. Alphonsus Building Fund; 7925 Highway 500, Ky-56; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Peters. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Gladys Marie Fulkerson Peters and sign her virtual guest book by going to

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  1. Sending prayers to heal broken hearts and to send peace and comfort during this time.
    Brenda and Nora Holinde

  2. My deepest condolences to all the family of this beautiful lady,may God give you all a special peace and strength to guide you thru a time of loss💕

  3. Prayers for all family members. I sure loved this woman who I line danced with and went to the singles dance with. A beautiful soul❤

  4. I’m so sorry for your families loss. It’s very difficult to lose a parent. You’re in my thoughts and prayers

  5. Faye, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Your mom is not only your mom, they become your best friend. I will keep you & your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Gail Wallace

  6. Joan, Sherry & all the Peters Family,
    Our sincere thoughts & prayers at this sad time. We loved Gladys & so enjoyed the times we spent at her house when Bobby was still living. She was a beautiful lady.
    Jim & Margie Rode

  7. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I used to have so much fun with Gladys. Going to dinner and just visiting with her. She was a shining light in this world. I truly loved her 💕 Prayers for all of you.

    Much Love,
    Debbie Kittinger

  8. Debbie, Faye, David, Rhonda, and Donnie,
    We are so sorry to hear of Gladys’ passing. So many memories flow in at times like this – simple things, common things, funny things, impactful things. Words can’t really convey the profound significance of her place of importance in our own personal histories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. To all of Peter’s family. May You find comfort and peace knowing she is in the arms of her Heavenly Father. And celebrating with her family and friends that have gone before her. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Wally and Kim.

  10. Thoughts and prayers for each of you. I’m sure Gladys is rejoicing in heaven❤️

  11. Hi Rhonda.
    Albert and I are so sorry to hear your mother passed away. That was a beautiful picture of her. I think you look like her. Here are hugs from me and Albert. You know Heaven has an other wonderful angel. One of these days you will see her . Know you and your family are in our prayers. See you soon. You are very special to us.
    GOD Bless you all.

  12. Prayers for the whole family in your time of loss. Gladys truly was a blessing to the whole community and will be truly missed.

  13. Our sympathy to your family. Gladys was a delight. A friend to everyone. Bob Thomas and Carolyn Thomas

  14. Faye and family… prayers and sympathy to all of you in the loss of this wonderful woman you called your Mom. She leaves a wonderful legacy behind in ALL of you! I hope good memories will keep you company in the days ahead!

  15. Debbie, Faye, David, Rhonda and Donnie💞We loved your mom dearly. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and prayers to each of you. Your mom was “the best of the best!”
    Love and prayers,
    Charlene Jessie and Marilyn Fulkerson

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