Gloria A. (Zimmerman) Beaver, 79, of Ringtown, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Born July 29, 1942, in Shenandoah, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Helen (Moyer) Zimmerman.
Gloria attended Union Elementary School, Ringtown, and was a graduate of the former Ashland High School.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Shenandoah Manor as a certified nursing assistant.
Gloria was a member of St. Mary's Church, Ringtown.
Her pastimes included crossword and Sudoku puzzles. Above all else, the time she cherished most was that spent with her family. She was a very loving and caring wife, mom, gram and gigi.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her daughter, Mary Beaver; twin great-grandchildren, Nolan and Quinn Malloy; two brothers, Joseph and Walter Zimmerman; one sister, Jacqueline Pries; her son-in-law, Robert "Rob" Rakus.
Surviving are her husband with whom she celebrated 60 years of marriage, Robert Beaver; two sons, Robert M. Beaver, of Ringtown, and Phil G. Beaver, of Ringtown; two daughters, Catherine "Cathy" Rakus, of Ringtown, and Margaret "Marge" Gozditis and her husband, Joseph, of Ringtown; eleven grandchildren, Jeffrey Rakus, Shawn Rakus, Kristyn Malloy, Amanda Pukavage, Megan Beaver, Lindsey Beaver, Morgan Beaver, Ashley Gozditis, Rachel Gozditis, Angela Beaver and Gloria Beaver; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Catherine Mikulak, of Ashland; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Religious services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. The Rev. Dominic Thao Pham, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ringtown. A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be made to ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or at www.stjude.org. Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To leave a condolence for the family, please sign the guest book for her family at www.woffuneralhome.com.