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Ms. Gloria Ann Becker, 82, Crawfordsville, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, at 1:10 a.m. in the Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.
She was born Dec. 11, 1934, in Hamilton, Ohio, to Leroy Robert and Estella (Gruewe) Brinkman.
Gloria had worked in the Bindery Department at R.R.Donnelleys for 22 years and last worked as a nurse's aide at the Durham Home in Crawfordsville. She attended schools in Ohio; was a member of the St. Bernard's Catholic Church of Crawfordsville; and in her free time enjoyed knitting, crocheting and playing bingo.
She is survived by her children: Jane Simmons, Crawfordsville, Jim (Nancy) Becker, Lebanon, Joe Becker, Pittsboro, and Jack Becker, Crawfordsville. Also surviving is her dog, Dudley; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and five brothers.
Cremation was chosen with a Memorial Mass being held Saturday, April 8, at 1 p.m. at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 1306 E. Main St., Crawfordsville, with Father Christopher Shocklee officiating. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Memorials in Gloria's name may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.
Powers-Priebe Funeral Home, Crawfordsville, is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to powerspriebefh.com.
Published on April 3, 2017
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