PIQUA - Gloria J. Bolden Freeling, 71, formerly of 1037 Boone St., Piqua, died at 7:40 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Heartland of Piqua.
She was born Dec. 7, 1940, in Springfield, and was raised by the late Edith Cobb. Gloria married Donald Bolden in September 1956 in Indiana; he preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 1990.
Survivors include a son, Dante B. Bolden of Friendship, Wis.; two daughters, Tia P. Bolden of Piqua and Tamara J. Frazier of Sidney; seven grandchildren, Jevonni Bolden, Kenisha Bolden, Marissa Bolden, Josh Bolden, Tyler Bolden, Keante Burns, Lekenyo "Fred" Burns; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Harbour of Springfield, Linda Carr of Springfield; and a brother, James Cobb Jr. of Ann Arbor, Mich. She was preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn Henry.
Gloria had attended Transformed Life Church, and retired from the Copeland Corp. of Sidney. She was a member of the Bronzettes and the Birthday Club.
She enjoyed bowling
and had rolled a 300 game.
She also enjoyed traveling, sewing, and crocheting, and will be fondly remembered as a people person.
Gloria loved making people smile and laugh.
A funeral service to honor her life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Transformed Life Church, with Elder Brian
T. Hamilton officiating.
Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from
4-7 p.m. Monday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Transformed Life Church, 421 Wood St., Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through