HURST — Gloria Dean Stewart, 78, died at 4:56 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Herrin Hospital.
Gloria was born Nov. 26, 1938, in Herrin, to Wayne and Velma (Shirley) Hicks.
Gloria retired after 35 years from Ameritech in Joliet.
She was a member of Ziegler Eastern Star, VFW Auxiliary in Marion, and the American Legion Auxiliary in Hurst.
She married George Stewart Jr. They shared more than 30 years. He preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1993.
Survivors include nephews and nieces, Tom and Betty Robison of Lafayette, Indiana, Teresa and Sam DeMarie of Du Quoin, Tina and Stephen Sloan of Galatia, David Robison of Hurst, Donna and Greg Robinson of Bush, Doug and Candy Lohman of Chester, Cathy Burris of Chester, Rochelle and Wes Isabelli of Iowa, Rebecca and Joe DeHart of Iowa; brother-in-law, Ralph Lohman of Steelville; sister-in-law, Barb and Glen Peil of Iowa; numerous great-nephews and -nieces; great-great-nephews and -nieces; plus many cousins and friends. Gloria had a lifelong friend, LaDonna Peradotto of Pinckneyville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Velma Hicks; husband, George Stewart Jr.; sister, Lora Lohman; sister and brother-in-law, Nina Lee and Gordon Robison; mother and father-in-law, George and Ann Stewart; nephews, Wayne Robison and Michael Lohman; and niece, Pam Patterson.
Services will be at noon Friday, Jan. 20, in Walker Funeral Home and Crematory of Hurst, with the Rev. Greg Parker officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the funeral home with Order of Eastern Star service at 11:45 a.m.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Hurst, P.O. Box 398, Hurst, IL 62949 or Hurst Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 146, Hurst, IL 62949.