"To John, Mike, Billy, Alexa, and all of her family,
I will greatly miss Gloria in my life. Some people are special and she was definitely one of them. She had a zest for life that few have and wasn't afraid to speak her mind. I think it's a trait of redheads! I can't believe she's gone and I have to remind myself that she's in a better place. I always looked forward to seeing her because she truly brightened my day. I can still hear her voice and will miss her, until we meet again.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Dr. Joanne M. Maurer"
– Dr. Joanne M. Maurer, friend,
Springfield, IL, Feb 12, 2013
"Dear Grandma, today we will be saying our final goodbyes. I want you to know how grateful I am to have had you in my life. You didnt have to be my Grandma but you were certainly one of the best. I will never forget that big smile or those red lipstick kisses or the way you made us all laugh. I want you to know how much you were loved by my family, and how much you meant to my children. We will miss you for the rest of our days, please keep an eye on all of us. We love you!
Bill Sherell and family"
– Bill Sherell, grandson,
Rochester, IL, Feb 11, 2013
"To have known Gloria was nothing short of wonderful. She was such a special person and one that would do just about anything for you. Having her as a landlord was one of the most fun times I ever had and the friendship that endured was awesome. I will never forget the stories and time spent with her. I can say nothing more that "What a Woman", and can only imagine St. Peter's face when he gets the answer to his first question to her. May you rest in peace and may God welcome you home. You will be terribly missed!!!!!"
– Greg Vespa, Friend,
Belleville, IL, Feb 11, 2013
"My mother was carring person and always ready to help anyone.I tryed to talk with every day ,an would see here when I could.we love each other very much,an baby girl Alexa was love ever so much by her.She never a stranger.I as well as the people who knew her will miss her very much.Mr John was the best person to ever come in to my mothers life an thank God for him."
– Michael,Ruschmeyer, Mother,
PO box 549 DesArc ,72040m, AR, Feb 10, 2013
"WHAT A GRET WOMAN. SHELL BE TULY MISSED"
– DEBRA EARL, friend,
SPRINGFIELD, IL, Feb 10, 2013
"To the Clark family We have known Gloria for many years we lived across the street from her. She was a very nice lady and very caring. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Sincerely Bonnie & Bubby (Gray)"
– Bonnie & Bubby (Ray Gray's kids) , neighbors,
Springfield, IL, Feb 09, 2013