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Gloria L. Hammond - 81

5/1/1934 - 7/1/2015

Maquoketa, IA

Gloria Lee Hammond, 81, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Maquoketa Care Center, Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 7th from 4:00 to 7:30 P.M. and Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. Both will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 250 S. Faith St. Preston, Iowa. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Preston. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton, Iowa is assisting the family.

Gloria Lee Kieffer, the daughter of Ardis and Raymond Kieffer, was born May 2, 1934 in Preston, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Dell Hammond on June 24, 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Preston, Iowa. She was a long time member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Delmar, Iowa. Gloria held various jobs throughout her young life in positions as a School Aid and Certified Nursing Assistant. She spent her life caring for others. Her cheerful voice, positive attitude and sense of humor will be dearly missed.

Some of Gloria’s many hobbies included her love of nature, gardening, fishing, cooking, and caring for her beloved pets. Gloria adored her family, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, in laws, nieces and nephews and loved spending time with her friends. Survivors include her son Mark (Debbi) Hammond, Rockford, IL, daughter’s Dellanne (Robert) Moore, Cedar Rapids, IA and Mary (Allen) Rus, Eldridge, IA. Her grandchildren Joseph (Madison, WI) and David Hammond, at home, Jacob Moore (Center Point, IA), Ethan (Kansas City, MO), Adrienne and Jared Rus at home and her brother, Glen Kieffer, Maquoketa, IA.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dell, sister, Darla Burken and her parents, Ardis and Raymond Kieffer. Memorials can be made to the University of Iowa REACH Program.

Visitation:

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 7th from 4:00 to 7:30 P.M.

Mass:

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. Both will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 250 S. Faith St. Preston, Iowa.

2 Comments

  • Mary

    on 07/06/15

  • Laura Witt

    on 07/14/15

    I was so sad to hear of Gloria's passing. My sister heard it on the radio or I would not have known. Gloria had a way of brightening up your day just by being near her, one of the most positive people I have ever met. I will always be grateful for the way she touched my life. Find strength and comfort through her amazing spiritual faith and the beautiful memories you have of her.

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