Fairfield woman celebrates 100th birthday

Centenarian Gladys Benner

Gladys Benner, a resident of Fairfield and shared over 50 years with her now deceased husband, Harlan (Bud) Benner, celebrated her 100th birthday on February 5, 2022. She has two children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She had worked at the creamery, in Fairfield, when first moving to Fairfield. She had also worked in a local chair factory and woolen mills. She was a creative lady and her last years of working were as a florist at Sunset Greenhouse, in Fairfield. She retired from there to help take care of her grandchildren. She was a care-taker most of her life. She cared for her grandmother until her death, as well as her mother-in-law, and for a neighbor for many years.

She credits her sharpness to playing solitaire and doing crosswords puzzles every day. She was even found “dancing” from her wheel-chair at her great-granddaughter’s wedding this past fall, and was one of the last to leave that night. She is known for always having a smile on her face.


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