In memory of
Gloria Ann Gooden
Gloria Ann Gooden MUNCIE - Gloria Ann Gooden, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017. She was born in Muncie on August 24, 1930, the daughter of Herschel D. and Edith Heath Gooden. Her Heath family ancestors settled in Delaware County circa 1828. Gloria, "Goodie" to her closest friends, graduated from Burris Laboratory School in 1948 and studied further at Indiana University Extension in Indianapolis. She completed the buyers training program at L.S. Ayres and worked for several years as an Assistant Buyer at the flagship store. Upon returning to live in Muncie, she was Manager of Steck's Apple Tree before opening her ladies apparel shop, "Gloria's", located first in The Village and later downtown at Charles and High Streets. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Paul Revere chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution, Colonial Dames, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Altrusa Club, past president of Muncie Symphony League, and a charter member of Riley Jones Club. Survivors include her brother, James Heath Gooden and wife, Martha (Muggs), Muncie; nephew, William Gooden and wife Alicia, great niece, Alexandria, great nephew, Grant, all of Indianapolis; step niece, Anne Brown Briehan-Webster, of Cibolo, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, and step-sister, Mary Constance Brown. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 West Riverside Avenue, lead by The Rev. Dr. Pat Smith. Private burial will follow in Tomlinson Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to First Presbyterian Church, c/o Mission Fund, 1400 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie, IN 47303. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com
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