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 Mrs. Gladys Topper

As originally published on Thursday, May 19, 2005

Mrs. Gladys "Sis" Marie Kelly Topper, 85, of N. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, died Wednesday, May 18 at her residence.

Born Oct. 20, 1919 in Frederick County, she was a daughter of the late Guy Leslie and Ruth Ricker Kelly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll "Chick" Charles Topper on Feb. 4, 1969. She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg.

Surviving are five children, Francis Topper of Thorn Hill, Tenn., Thomas J. Topper of Emmitsburg, Wilbur Ray Topper of Westminster, Betty Jean Topper of Gettysburg, Pa., and Linda Kreitz of Thurmont; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Knox of Taneytown; and two brothers, Wilbur Kelly of Taneytown and James Kelly of Westminster. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Ott; and a sister, Mary Corrine Overholtzer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 23 from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, with her pastor, the Rev. Stephen P. Trzecieski, C.M. as the celebrant.

Interment will be in New St. Joseph's Cemetery, Emmitsburg.

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