Gloria Ann Thwaits


Gloria Ann Thwaits, 87, Goshen, died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Goshen Hospital. She had been in declining health.
Gloria was born May 21, 1931, in Elkhart, to Paul and Nellie Fay (Iffert) Palmer.
She married Robert Thwaits July 2, 1952, in Goshen. He died April 12, 1998.
Surviving is a daughter, Jeanette Cross of Goshen.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Robert; and son-in-law, Jack Cross.
Gloria was owner/operator of Jeanette's Bridal, Goshen, with her daughter. She was a service clerk at Walgreen's in Goshen and Elkhart. Gloria was part owner, with her husband, of Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier.
She loved to bowl and was inducted into the Maple City Bowling Hall of Fame.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, where a funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. Pastor Lenny Krebs will officiate.
Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorial donations may be directed to Goshen Hospice.
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