STIFF, Gladys

1913 - 1987

Born at Ipswich on 16 March 1913, daughter of Herbert Burkitt (19 August 1876-1954), clerk to East Suffolk C.C., and his second wife Julia Mary née Reynold (9 December 1876-1953), who married at Bentley, Suffolk in 1907, Herbert's first wife was Annie Sayers (1875-1905), whom he married at Ipswich in 1897. In 1911 the family were living at 70 Belle Vue Road, Ipswich, 34 year old Herbert, born Boston, Lincolnshire and 34 year old Julia with children Edith May 12, Dorothy Grace 10 and Sidney 8. In 1939 Gladys was a shorthand typist living at 288 Felixstowe Road, Ipswich with her parents and an elder sister Muriel, later Wheeler, who was born on 7 September 1911. Gladys married in the Deben district of Suffolk in 1942, Donovan Ernest Stiff (1912-1970) and as Mrs Gladys Stiff exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from Villa Sandra, 7 Brownlow Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk in 1977 two pictures 'Scottish Burn, Lochlinnhe' and 'Still Life with Lemons' and in 1979 from 'Kilcot', 77 Looe Road, Felixstowe, two pictures 'Remains of a Grain Store, Thornham Harbour, Norfolk' and 'Weigela'. She died at Ipswich in 1987.