Gloria Jean Gauldin

Gloria Jean Gauldin was born in Camden, Tennessee, on December 3, 1933.

She departed this life at the Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital on May 16, 2023, at the age of 89.

She was the daughter of the late Cecil Allen Stepp & Nancy Evelyn Carnell Stepp.

Gloria attended schools in Anna, Illinois.

On May 31, 1952, in Tupelo, Mississippi, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Luther Gauldin. He preceded her in death in 1994.

She was an electronic technician in the telecommunications business for many years prior to her retirement. She then attended beauty school to become a hairdresser.

Her interests included quilting and baking items for church bake sales. She was a huge dog enthusiast and loved animals.

Gloria was a very active member of the Spirit & Truth Church in Bloomfield, Missouri. Her faith was very important to her.

She is survived by her son: Ray Gauldin of Bloomfield, Missouri; one granddaughter: Heather Cagle & her husband, Chris, of Bloomfield, Missouri; four great grandchildren: Christopher Cagle & his wife, Syndie, of Memphis, Tennessee, Noah Gauldin, Silas Cagle, & Charlotte Cagle, all of Bloomfield, Missouri; one brother: John Stepp & his wife, Margaret, of Caruthersville, Missouri; and a number of other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Jesus Name Tabernacle in Caruthersville, Missouri, with Brother Richard Lee officiating. Interment followed in Bellevernon Cemetery in Friendship, Tennessee.

H. S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.

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