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Gloria A. Gruver


Gloria A. Gruver, 85, of Karns City, went to be with the Lord late Friday afternoon, December 22, 2023, while in the company of her family at Parker Personal Care following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimers.

Gloria was born in Butler on September 22, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Wayne M. and Lorene Seybert Pennington.

She was a 1956 graduate of Fairview Twp. Karns City High School and a long time active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chicora. Gloria was instrumental in founding the pre-school at Holy Trinity. She and her husband Stan enjoyed camping and were members of Clarion County Campers and the BUCCO Travel Trailer Club. The couple were also long time snowbirds and enjoyed wintering with family and friends at Good Life Resort in Bartow, Florida. She enjoyed traveling, most especially cruises. Gloria was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed baking cookies for the grandkids, whom she loved “a bushel and a peck.”

She is survived by her husband, Stanley I. Gruver Sr., whom she married at the First English Lutheran Church in Chicora on March 4, 1958. Also surviving are five children, Jeffery W. Gruver and his wife, Dolores, of Douglassville, Stanley I. “Butch” Gruver and his wife, Pam, of Butler; Bruce Todd Gruver of Chicora; Jeanne L. Flick and her husband, Paul, of Karns City, and Jodi L. Rusnak-Delaney and her husband, David, of Butler; Gloria was affectionately “Grammy” to Amanda, Katelyn, Jazlyn, Renee, Bruce, Hunter, Alex, Nathan, Caralie, Beau, and Dylan and “Great Grammy” to Evelyn, June, Hudson, Paisley, Bruce III, Gideon, Adalyn, Sylas, Malia, Mylie, Gavin, and Gage. Also surviving is a brother, Wayne “Bud” Pennington and his wife, Sylvia, of Chicora; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary and Jean Gruver of Mayport, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanne L. Pennington.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City, 128 Main St., Karns City, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2023. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Decdember 27, 20023, from the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Boomhower, her church pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sugarcreek Twp., Armstrong Co.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Petrolia Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 237 , Petrolia, PA 16050. Condolences may be sent visiting www.hilefh.com.

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