Gloria J. Miller, 90, of Montpelier passed away Monday evening at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She was born on January 11, 1923 in Walnut Springs, Texas to Frank P. and Johnnie W. (Veal) McElroy. Gloria graduated from Walnut Springs High School in 1940 and then went on to earn her R.N. degree from Baylor Nursing School in Dallas, Texas in 1945. She married Orville A. “Red”, and he preceded her in death in April 1974.
Gloria had been a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Montpelier since 1960. She assisted in owning and operating Miller’s Grocery Store in Montpelier from 1960-1974 and also worked part time, as a nurse, for Williams County General Hospital. Gloria was a member of the Montpelier Civic League for many years. She enjoyed spending time at the family cottage at Clear Lake, Indiana.
She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Beth (Bob) Martin of Churubusco, Indiana; one grandchild Brian C. (Erin) Martin of Ft. Wayne; two great grand children Blake and Katelyn Martin.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, her husband “Red”, four sisters and two brothers.
Visitation hours for Gloria will be on Thursday, September 12th from 4-7pm at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier. Services will be on Friday at 11am at the funeral home with Reverend Richard Blank to officiate.
Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier. Donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com