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NEWPORT NEWS - Stalma Glover Hacker, 95, a resident of the Chesapeake Retirement Community of Newport News since 2006, died on March 29, of natural causes. Stalma was born in 1918 in Covington, VA of the late Porter & Florence Armentrout Glover. In her early years Mrs. Hacker was employed by Covington Weaving Mill, Good Year Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, OH; and after graduation from the Jefferson School of Commerce, Charlottesville, she taught business courses for the Jefferson School in Elkins, WV and Manassas, VA. In 1952 she was employed at Gunston Hall, Lorton, VA, the historic home of George Mason, owned by the Commonwealth of VA and administered by the Colonial Dames of America. She was appointed Manager in 1964 and traveled throughout the US lecturing and promoting Gunston Hall. She retired in 1969 and relocated to Yorktown. She was a member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Hampton, for more than 40 years, serving as Elder and Chairwoman of the Board. She was a member of the Peninsula Chapter of the VA Breast Cancer Foundation, Yorktown Women's Club, and Hampton Roads Bird Club, participating in national and international birding trips. She also volunteered at the York County Gallery in Yorktown. Mrs. Hacker was predeceased by spouses Charles W. Hacker in January 2003, and Kenneth Prescott Neill in December 1964; stepson Roy Dennis Neill; brother Shelby Leitch Glover; and nephew Michael Glover. Survivors include two daughters; Roselle Williamson and husband, Rev. Needham Williamson, North Myrtle Beach, SC and Dr. Kim Neill Van Cura and husband, Dr. John Van Cura, Richmond, VA; two grandsons, Rolfe Sauls and wife Catherine, Denver, CO and Rev. Ken Van Cura and wife Cherie, Richmond, VA; four great-grandsons, Noah and Luke Sauls, and Aidan and Ashton Van Cura; a step-granddaughter Monica Hacker Hadwin and husband, Jeff, Columbia, SC; step great-grandchildren, Giselle and Saint Hadwin; and a sister-in-law, Donna Glover of Covington. Nicknamed "Toots" by a great uncle at an early age, she was affectionately called "GranToots" by grandchildren. Stalma's winsome personality and generosity of spirit won her numerous friends throughout her life. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 5 at First Christian Church, 1458 Todds Lane, Hampton, with the family receiving friends for visitation and lunch at 12:45 PM in the fellowship hall with the funeral to follow at 2 PM in the sanctuary. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Hampton.
Published in Daily Press on Apr. 2, 2014
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