Age 81 of Portsmouth, went to be with the Lord on November 21, 2018. She was born March 20, 1937 in Portsmouth to James and Bessie (Jordan) Boggs. Gloria worked several years at Williams Shoe Factory as a fancy stitcher and attended Sciotoville Nazarene Church. She was a collector of antiques, especially Victorian items. Along with being a wonderful cross-stitcher, she was a great baker, enjoyed Hallmark movies, and loved listening to one of her favorite songs, “Somewhere in Time.”
A loving, giving, and compassionate Mother, Gloria is survived by 7 children and their spouses, Mike and Sheila Reed of Stout, OH, Sabrina and Mark Kenny of Mt. Gilead, OH, Glen and Margaret Reed of Mt. Gilead, OH, Steve and Judy Reed of Norfolk, VA, Linda and David Ingle of Eckerty, IN, Jenny and Tim Cummins of Wheelersburg, OH, and Tim Reed of Rising Sun, IN. Gloria is also survived by her sister, Betty Sweeney of Xenia; twenty-six grandchildren; and thirty great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gene; daughter-in-law, Song Cha; grandchildren, Barry, Madison, and Sara Beth; sisters, Ruth and Geneva, and brothers, Albert, Burlin, and Jackie.
A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018 at D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in Wheelersburg with Pastor Bernard Tilly officiating. Friends may call from 12 – 1 p.m. prior to the service. Fond remembrances and expressions of condolence may be shared at www.WolfeNelsonFuneralHome.com.