Gloria Starkes Teriet, 82, died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at her home in Mt. Vernon.
She was born on July 1, 1931, in Hannibal, Mo., the daughter of Lewis and Mary (Jackson) Starkes, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sons.
A brother, Phillip Starkes survives. She is also survived by her children, Frank Teriet and wife Sheila of Mt. Vernon, John Teriet and wife Cherie of Wentzville, Mo., Gail Teriet Null and husband Ed of Brazil, Ind. and Laura Barr of Fishers, Ind. She is also survived by a very close friend of over 40 years, Sandra Martin of Mt. Vernon as well as nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Gloria was a 1952 graduate of Saint Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis and was of the Catholic faith.
A celebration of life gathering will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
In honor of her wishes, she was cremated and her ashes will be buried at Grandview Burial Park in Hannibal, Mo., at a later date.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.