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Gloria Lee Gaddis
May 2, 1944 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Gloria Lee Gaddis, 79, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 after a brief battle with rapid progressive dementia.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. CDT, Friday, October 20, 2023 at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana with Pastor Mark Reshan officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. CDT until time of service Friday at the funeral chapel.
She was born on May 2, 1944, in Michigan City, Indiana, to the late Donald and MaryJane (Pahl) Jenkins. On September 22, 1963, in Marked Tree, Arkansas, she married the love of her life, Gordon Leon Gaddis, who preceded her in death July 29, 2008.
Gloria was the mother of five wonderful children who she loved dearly, Joyce (Micheal Sr.) Bukowski of New Buffalo, Michigan, Gordon "J.R."Gaddis Jr., Charles Gaddis and Robin Gaddis-Ferrell, all of Michigan City, Indiana and Trystan (Edward) Camp of Granger, Indiana.
She was a wonderful grandmother to Mike Jr., Jason, Karissa, Darhien, Tawny, Kaitlyn, Chace, Ethan, Seth, Madison, and Annaliese. A great grandmother to Tallon, Sky, Autumn, Serenity, Mason, Ayden, Daemon, Kalell, and Odin and a great-great grandmother to Layton. Who all brightened every moment of the time that she got to spend with them and always brought a huge smile to her face.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Robin Gaddis-Ferrell; two sisters Diana Kibble and Colleen Jenkins; and one step-sister Pamela Burns.
She was a graduate of Elston Senior High School and was a faithful follower of our precious Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and was a life-long member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Gloria was a very loving mother and grandmother and taught us all that love and family were most important in this life. She also loved the holidays and made sure she never forgot to send a card that always displayed her beautiful handwriting. She was fun and silly at times and she spent many days with us kids playing records and dancing when we were little. We also, as adults, spent many hours on the phone just talking about the many different things going on in our lives and reminiscing about old times. We will truly miss this wonderful woman, who was a very beautiful part of all of our lives.
Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 in remembrance of Gloria Lee Gaddis.