PEKIN - Gloria Mae Olds, age 79, of Pekin passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.
Gloria was born on Sept. 12, 1934, in Peoria, Ill., to Leroy and Lillian Mae (Moore) Earp Sr. She married Glen Allen Olds on May 7, 1955, in Peoria, Ill. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2000.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dean and Wayne; and two sisters, Shirley Hicks and Joyce Harper.
Gloria is survived by her three daughters, Debra Olds, Glenna Olds-Farden and Linda Olds, all of Pekin, Ill.; two grandchildren, Catherine Clark and Branden Olds; two great-grandchildren, Kyleia Downs and Kaedyn McLeish; one brother, Leroy (Thereasa) Earp Jr. of Morton, Ill.; one sister, Wanda (Larry) Cowan of Peoria, Ill.; one sister-in-law, Shirley "Pete" Earp of Peoria, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Gloria and Glen met when she worked at the Avon Theatre. She later worked for Illinois Bell Telephone as an operator.
Gloria was a loving wife and mother. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, bowling on bowling leagues and watching her daughters play softball over the years and she was an avid Cardinals fan.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin. The Rev. Mack Clark will be officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery in Pekin.
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