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Gloria Jean Fuqua, 64, of Rushville, passed away at 9:55 AM, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born on November 12, 1951, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, the daughter of Lozelle and June (Royer) Fuqua.
A 1969 graduate of Rushville High School, she attended Gem City Business College in Quincy.
She worked as an administrative assistant for Schuyler-Brown FS in Rushville for many years. In 1988, she moved to Florida and in 1989 began her career with Boeing Aerospace in Cape Canaveral, retiring in 2010. After her retirement, she moved back to Rushville.
She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville. Gloria enjoyed traveling, reading and attending concerts.
Surviving are her children Kelly Sommers and husband Matthew of Roswell, Georgia, Kyle Clayton and wife Hayley of Marseilles, Illinois, four grandchildren Landen, Raegan and Maddox Sommers and Lincoln Clayton, her mother June Fuqua of Rushville, two brothers Randall Fuqua and wife Sarah and Steve Fuqua and wife Debbie all of Rushville, two sisters Sheila Cain and husband Rod of Rushville and Debra Carlock and husband David of Mt. Sterling, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, her son Damon Kessler, two sisters Cynthia Hay and Betty Ann Fuqua and a brother Roger Lozelle Fuqua.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 AM, Monday, June 13, 2016, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Reverend John Sowers officiating. Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. Memorials are suggested to the University of Florida Shands Hospitals, who performed and cared for her during her liver transplant in 1995, or Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation.
University of Florida Shands Hospital
Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation
238 South Congress, Rushville IL 62681
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