Gloria Jean Manns, 87, of Alton, passed away at 5:32 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center.
She was born on Nov. 4, 1927, in Alton, the daughter of Thomas J. and Harriet (Chaffer) Howard.
Gloria was a graduate of Marquette Catholic High School. She married Donald Louis Manns on Oct. 17, 1964, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 2008.
Mrs. Manns was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Gloria enjoyed bowling, cooking, playing bridge, and craftwork.
She is survived by a brother-in-law and his wife, Raymond C. and Helen Manns of Godfrey; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Graham of Jerseyville; two cousins, Dolly Wickenhauser of Godfrey and John and Donna McCormick of San Antonio, Texas; nine nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews; as well as many dear friends and neighbors.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.
Burial will take place in St. Patrick Cemetery in Godfrey.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Masses or to Marquette High School.
Staten-Fine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.staten-fine.com.