Gloria Davis

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VARNA - The Reverend Gloria D. Davis, 67, of Varna, Ill., formerly of Lacon, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Lacon.

She was born Aug. 29, 1945, in Comanche, Texas, to George and Omega McDonald Torres. Her mother, Omega, survives in Fort Worth, Texas.

Also surviving are her son, Todd (Terri) Davis of Varna; brother, George (Janice) Torres of Natalia, Texas; sister, Kathy Pogue of Fort Worth, Texas; and grandchild, Breanna Turley of Varna.

Gloria was preceded by her son Mark in 1984 at the age of 14.

Gloria later attended Seminary School in Evanston, Ill., at Garrett Evangelical Seminary to become a Methodist minister. She shepherded the Methodist churches in Whitt, Irving, Athens, and Cantrell, Ill., spending 16 years with the Athens and Cantrell parishes.

Her funeral will be Wednesday, July 10, at 10 a.m. at her church, the Lacon Sparland United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mike Barclay and the Rev. Jan Stewart officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. also at her church.

Memorials can be made to Illinois Cancer Care or her church.

Online condolences can be left at

Published in Peoria Journal Star on July 8, 2013
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