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Gloria Lucille Young

Gloria Lucille Young


Gloria Lucille Young, 92, of Sparta, IL; born on January 11, 1928 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 in Ellisville, MO.

Family was most important to her.  She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Not only did she love her family, but she was very proud of each one of them.  She worked at the Sparta News Plaindealer as a secretary and everyone knew her for the cheerful personality she had.  Gloria was a people person and she enjoyed playing cards with her friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband – Robert J. Young who passed away on April 21, 2019; Parents – Clyde and Blanche (Wasson) Hudson; Two sisters – Betty Hawley and Janet Wetzel; Two brothers – Ronnie Hudson and Stephen Hudson.

Gloria is survived by four children – Pam (Steve) Morgenthaler of Chesterfield, MO, Brenda (Randy Diercks) Barber of Sparta, IL, John (Ruby) Hissong of Kansas City, MO and Jan (Glenn) Barks of Chesterfield, MO; Ten grandchildren; Twenty-one great grandchildren; Beloved cat – Tiger; Other relatives and friends.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Funeral: Graveside services will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL on Thursday, January 7, 2021at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ross Fearing officiating.  Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Dixie Mansker says:

    Pam, Brenda, John, and Janice,
    Debie and I lost our mom, Mary Ann, in October so can relate to what you are experiencing. Know that we are with you in your sorrow and that memories will guide you through this grieving period.

  2. Candice Hawley says:

    I have great memories of Aunt Gloria- especially when (at ten years of age) she made me eat liver! Finally forgave her (fairly recently). At Aunt Janet’s funeral, she showed up wearing two different color shoes. We’ve all done that. But the heals were of different heights! The last time I saw her she was so funny – always made me laugh. Love you, Aunt Gloria.

  3. Laura Bryant says:

    Aunt Gloria I love you more than words can say.
    I remember all the times I would bring the kids over to visit you and Bob. Growing up seeing you with Mom and Aunt Betty they were so much fun. I know you are all having a Great time now that you are all together. You will always have a special place in my heart.
    I love you, Laura

  4. Evelyn Schuwerk says:

    Living in Tilden, I rode to work with your mom in the late sixties. What a riot that was going and especially coming home as we had to stop by the grocery store every day. She was SO good to me. Lots of good memories.

    In sympathy and prayers

  5. David Wilhelm says:

    I worked with Gloria at the Sparta News-Plaindealer from August 1984 until October 1985. We had a lot of laughs. It was my first job out of the SIU Carbondale School of Journalism. Gloria and Marge Flanigan were my best pals and were always handing out good motherly advice and kindness. Both attended my wedding in 1993 in Belleville, and it was so nice to see them in attendance. Gloria had the ability to laugh at herself whenever she was doing something in the office that went off the track. She was great with customers, particularly at 4 p.m. each Tuesday when the weekly paper was released and there was a line coming through the front door. Gloria always greeted everyone kindly, asked how they were doing and then followed up the question with one or two more. RIP Gloria. You were one of a kind!

  6. Regena Hawley Barlond says:

    Dear Cousins,

    Aunt Gloria was important in my life. She leaves a legacy of remarkable children and grandchildten …

    Memories abound of childhood spent with your family in Tilden, the spirit of adventure…and your wonderful, loving mom. As an adult, weekly visits to buy paper for my mom, brightened my day.

    I know she is watching from Heaven…

    Regena aka Jeanie

  7. Billie J Bumann says:

    Brenda and Family,
    So sorry to hear about your Mother. You took such good care of her.
    Bill and I send our sympathy to you and all your family. Call if you need anything. God bless you all. Sissy

  8. Charlie and Doris Lehman says:

    So sorry your loss. She was a lovely lady that loved her family and will be missed. Prayers for the family

  9. Kyle Barber says:

    Rest Easy Grandma. Love you always

  10. Pam, Brenda, John and Janice, So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. God bless all of you and your families.

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