Gloria M. Garvin

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Gloria M. Garvin, 78, of Manchester, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster.

Born Nov. 26, 1934, in Elkridge, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Madeline Carter Kunz. She was the wife of Arthur W. Garvin Jr., her husband of 22 years.

She worked for 25 years as a tariff writer at CSX Railroad. She was a member of Church of the Open Door, where she was active in the Kings Messenger Sunday School Class and the Soul Winners program. She was religious and enjoyed cooking, shopping, traveling and spending time with her family.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are children Joseph Sullivan and wife Susan, of Sykesville, and Kelly Nickey and husband Joseph, of Glen Burnie; a stepdaughter, Angela Garvin, of North Carolina; sisters Kathleen Armstrong, of Catonsville, and Joanne Burkett, of Glen Burnie; grandsons Eric Nickey and wife Kayla, and Justin Nickey; and step-grandchildren Elizabeth Haight, Candace Nunemaker and Paige Karanovich.

She was predeceased by siblings Eugene and Garrett Kunz; and a stepson, Gregory A. Garvin.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster.

Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service, 11 a.m. Friday at Church of the Open Door, 550 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, with the Rev. Rick Holbrook officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157; or to Church of the Open Door, 550 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, MD 21157.

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Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Westminster
91 Willis Street
Westminister, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 9, 2013
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