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Gloria Ann Baum

Gloria Ann Baum

Gloria Ann, nee Boone, Baum, “Momma Baum”, 84, of Lenzburg, IL; born on April 24, 1939, in East St. Louis, IL passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 12, 2024.

She was preceded in death by her parents – John Raymond (Ethel Louvier) Boone.  Her loving husband, Joseph Baum, Jr. who passed away on September 27, 2006.  Brothers – Patrick Boone; Wally Boone. Grandchildren – Matthew Rongey; Erica Sheets.

Gloria was a homemaker and a lifelong member of St. Agatha Catholic Church.  She was a member of Al-Anon 34 years; Former Editor of the Boiling Springs Newspaper and Lenzburg Neighborhood Watch 20 years.

She is survived by her family – Children – Martha (Phillip) Dieteman of Collinsville, IL; Stephanie Drew of Eureka, MO; Nicholas Baum of Lenzburg, IL; Linda (Paul) McCloskey of Lenzburg, IL; Denise (Steve) Wilson of Red Bud, IL; Jeffrey (Tina) Baum of Lenzburg, IL; Joseph (Margie) Baum III of Lenzburg, IL; Jody (Marc) Jewell of Lenzburg, IL. Grandchildren – Lindsay Botsch, Ryan Botsch; Kevin Tranquilli; Jessica (Daniel) Reyes; Raymond (Jeanine) Baum; Phillip (Pam) Sheets; Isaac McCloskey; Robert (Ashley) Wilson; Netta (Ryan) Wilson; Adam (Autumn) Wilson; Jaclyn (Dustin) Baum; Joseph Baum IV; Bradley (Katie) Baum; Breanna Baum. Great-Grandchildren – Nicholas Traquilli; Olivia Tranquilli; Bailey Rongey; Luke Rongey; Paige Rongey; Roison Reyes; Quinn Reyes; Phobie Reyes; Violet Baum; Kaytlin Sheets; Destiny Sheets; Evan Sheets; Aliviah Wilson; Peyton Cahoon; Skylar Wilson; Piper Wilson; Joseph Baum V; Skylar Baum; Braxton Baum; Carter Baum; Bradley Baum, Jr. Brother– Daniel (Darlene) Boone of Alton, IL. Sisters – Clara Chambliss of Marissa, IL; Cheryl (Butch) Stitzel of Belleville, IL. Momma Baum was also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends… and she loved you all!

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.

Memorials may be made to St. Agatha Parish.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday April 19, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Prayer services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Von Deeke officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

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  1. Phillip Sheets says:

    Grandma we all miss you like crazy.

    Miss seeing your smile.
    Miss hearing your laugh.
    Miss seeing you pour out unconditional love to everyone in your path.
    You were an amazing and strong woman one who was beautiful on the inside and out.
    You had a great relationship with God so we know you’re in a beautiful place without a doubt.
    Please watch over us from above and give us signs along the way.
    Give Erica and grandpa a hug for us and let them know we will see you guys one sweet day.

    We love you…
    Love your grandson
    ~Phillip

  2. nanette campbell says:

    My heart aches with you for the loss of your dear mom. My thoughts and prayers continue for your family.

    • Suzanne Whittier says:

      My DEEPEST Thoughts and Prayers are with the entire Family at this most difficult time, just be assured, She’s NOT GONE…..Only away 🙏😘🌈💕💕

  3. Robert Wilson says:

    Grandma Baum
    You had the strongest mind set of all. I love you, and Grandpa like my own parents. I’m so glad we got to communicate on the level we did! I’m going to miss you so much. Till the afterlife, I’ll see you when it’s time. I’ll be the rock in your name, just like you was the rock of the family. I’ll keep the web together. R.I.P my beautiful awesome Grandma! I love you very much!

  4. Jody/ daughter says:

    My beautiful mom, I miss you so much! I know you are in Heaven with dad smiling down. Show me a sign and keep a watch over me.Rest In Peace Mother!🥲😘❤️🥰

  5. Pamela Williams says:

    The sweetest lady I ever met. you welcomed me with open arms. I’m going to miss our talks. I’m going to miss hearing you laugh. Heaven has gained a Angel that could never be replaced on earth. I love you Gmaw… Always and forever

  6. Julia Hurst says:

    We are very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. She always had a smile and kind words. Sending prayers and hugs to your entire family Jody and Marc🙏. Cherish her memories ❤️.

    • Judy Kempf says:

      Oh my dear dear friend I will miss you so………..I hope you and Orville find each other in heaven. To lose the both of you with in such a short time is just unreal. Love to all the family . You all know what you mean to me. Hugs to all of you.

  7. Kathy/George Nadler says:

    Dear Linda Paul, Jody, Marc and family,
    We are truly sorry for the loss of your mom. Every once in a while, the world is graced with an exceptionally special person and your momma was one of those people. The lives of those who were blessed to know her are forever changed for the better. Our hearts , prayers and love go out to you and your family. Our Deepest Sympathy, Kathy, George and Buddy.

  8. clara Marie Chambliss says:

    BEST SISTER EVER!!!!!!!!!
    XXXXXXXXXX
    OOOOOOO
    AUNTIE POO

  9. Son (Joe) says:

    I have no words to describe how much I miss my mom. She was a great mother and she will be truly missed. Mom is with Dad and looking over her family from Heaven. I love you Mom and Dad. I will do my best to keep you proud of me and my family.

  10. Ron & Kim Hampton says:

    Sending our condolences to the family. May precious memories guide you through this difficult time.

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  1. Sending our condolences to the family. May precious memories guide you through this difficult time.

    Reply
  2. I have no words to describe how much I miss my mom. She was a great mother and she will be truly missed. Mom is with Dad and looking over her family from Heaven. I love you Mom and Dad. I will do my best to keep you proud of me and my family.

    Reply
    • Karla and my deepest condolences to you and your family Joe. You are in our prayers through this difficult time.

      Reply
  3. BEST SISTER EVER!!!!!!!!!
    XXXXXXXXXX
    OOOOOOO
    AUNTIE POO

    Reply
  4. Dear Linda Paul, Jody, Marc and family,
    We are truly sorry for the loss of your mom. Every once in a while, the world is graced with an exceptionally special person and your momma was one of those people. The lives of those who were blessed to know her are forever changed for the better. Our hearts , prayers and love go out to you and your family. Our Deepest Sympathy, Kathy, George and Buddy.

    Reply
  5. We are very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. She always had a smile and kind words. Sending prayers and hugs to your entire family Jody and Marc🙏. Cherish her memories ❤️.

    Reply
    • Oh my dear dear friend I will miss you so………..I hope you and Orville find each other in heaven. To lose the both of you with in such a short time is just unreal. Love to all the family . You all know what you mean to me. Hugs to all of you.

      Reply
  6. The sweetest lady I ever met. you welcomed me with open arms. I’m going to miss our talks. I’m going to miss hearing you laugh. Heaven has gained a Angel that could never be replaced on earth. I love you Gmaw… Always and forever

    Reply
  7. My beautiful mom, I miss you so much! I know you are in Heaven with dad smiling down. Show me a sign and keep a watch over me.Rest In Peace Mother!🥲😘❤️🥰

    Reply
  8. Grandma Baum
    You had the strongest mind set of all. I love you, and Grandpa like my own parents. I’m so glad we got to communicate on the level we did! I’m going to miss you so much. Till the afterlife, I’ll see you when it’s time. I’ll be the rock in your name, just like you was the rock of the family. I’ll keep the web together. R.I.P my beautiful awesome Grandma! I love you very much!

    Reply
  9. My heart aches with you for the loss of your dear mom. My thoughts and prayers continue for your family.

    Reply
    • My DEEPEST Thoughts and Prayers are with the entire Family at this most difficult time, just be assured, She’s NOT GONE…..Only away 🙏😘🌈💕💕

      Reply
  10. Grandma we all miss you like crazy.

    Miss seeing your smile.
    Miss hearing your laugh.
    Miss seeing you pour out unconditional love to everyone in your path.
    You were an amazing and strong woman one who was beautiful on the inside and out.
    You had a great relationship with God so we know you’re in a beautiful place without a doubt.
    Please watch over us from above and give us signs along the way.
    Give Erica and grandpa a hug for us and let them know we will see you guys one sweet day.

    We love you…
    Love your grandson
    ~Phillip

    Reply

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