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St. Mary's Catholic Church
Monday June 29th, 2015
10:00am - 11:00am

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Sutton Memorial Home
Monday June 29th, 2015

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Gloria J. Buchanan

Gloria J. Buchanan, 82, of Taylorville passed away at 11:25 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL.  She was born on June 17, 1933 in Mulberry Grove, IL the daughter of Kenneth and Dorothy (Kean) Gum.  She married Clayton W. Buchanan on July 30, 1954  in  Mulberry Grove, IL. She was a homemaker and a member of the Taylorville Southern Baptist Church in Taylorville. Gloria was a very good woman.

In addition to her husband, Clayton she is survived by her son, Kenneth R. (Mary Ann) Buchanan of Taylorville, IL; daughter, Debbie (Paul) Shea of Gilbert, AZ; grandchildren, Jeremy Buchanan, Matthew (Heather) Buchanan, Ashley Buchanan, and J.P. Shea; great grandchildren, Chelsea Buchanan and Zander Buchanan; brother, Norman Gum of Ashville, NC; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Dr. Richard Tribble officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to:  Taylorville Southern Baptist Church, 1121 N. Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568


Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois

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Debbie, Paul and John
I am so sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your Mom (grandmother).  I hope the good memories you have will help you through your sorrow now.

Mary Ann Vanek Jun 28 2015 12:00 AM

We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
Isaiah 25:8)

Jackson Family Jun 27 2015 12:00 AM

Debbie, Paul, and JP: I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I know this is a difficult time and that you will miss her. I remember meeting your mom on several occasions even a few years ago here in Springfield. I am thinking of you. Please give your dad my sympathies.

PATTY Handy Jun 27 2015 12:00 AM

To Clayton, Ken, Mary Ann and all members of Gloria's family.  
I send my heartfelt condolence to all.  Gloria was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend. She truly loved her family with all her heart and will definitely be missed.  Sending my love and prayers to you all.

Kay Brewer Jun 26 2015 12:00 AM

Clayton and family, I was so sorry to hear about Gloria's passing.  She was such a wonderful person and will be truly missed by all who knew her and loved her.  She was a wonderful friend to me and was wonderful to my children and I all the years we attended church with her and Clayton.  Again my deepest sympathy and love at the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother.  Cherish all the memories and rest assured she is in our Saviors loving embrace!

Darlene Wix Jun 26 2015 12:00 AM