Gladys “Glady” Machens (nee: Alfred) of Portage Des Sioux, MO, was Fortified with the Sacrements of the Holy Mother Church on Saturday February 4, 2017, at the age of 94. Loving wife of 59 years to Francis Machens; beloved daughter on of the late Frank and Mary Ann "Mamie" Alfred; devoted mother of Derrill (Karla) Machens, Elaine (Dick) Rufkahr, and Donna (Billy) Kaufmann; cherished grandmother of Kurt (Tammy) Machens, Kevin (Shelley) Machens, Kara (Paul) Reynolds, Peter Kaufmann, and Jacob Kaufmann; treasured great-grandmother of Tiffany, Taylor, Kylie, Landry, Lily, Kali Jane, and Krew Ruben; dear sister of Opal Runde. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Douglas Kevin Machens; her siblings, Ruben Alfred, Lucille "Sis" Wehmeyer, Gen Miller, Berniece Machens, Pearl Richterkessing, Roy "Bud" Alfred, and Millie Schrader.
Glady was the wife of a farmer and spent much of her time helping and keeping up to date on what the crops were doing. She was a devout Catholic and was a lifetime member of St. Francis Assisi in Portage Des Sioux. She was very active and served with the Ladies Sodality and Church picnic among other things. She liked to quilt, sew, and garden in her free time, but most important to her was her family. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Memorials donations may be made to Future Farmers of America of Orchard Farm, MO or Masses.