Daughter of the late Vernon and Alice Burgess. Born October 30, 1937. in Okemos, Michigan and went to be with her Lord Savior on Sunday, September 3, 2023 in Holt, Michigan surrounded by her loving daughters. Gloria was 85.
Gloria was instrumental in founding S.E.T., Inc. (currently known as SET/SEG) in the early 1970’s where she went on to work as Director of Claims and Underwriting. She very much enjoyed her church family at Riverview Church – Holt Venue. She loved playing Euchre, Cribbage, Texas Hold’Em and Bingo. She really loved to go to the Sam Corey Senior Center every Thursday to play Euchre and where she made many wonderful friends.
Surviving are her two daughters, Susan (Mitchell) Matero and Ronda Ingram; four grandchildren, Jeremy Jehnsen, Lindsay Seely, Ashley Seely, and Travis Nicotera; four great- grandchildren, A.J. McGinnis, Kylei McGinnis, Hayden Lockhart, and Miranda Jehnsen; her brother, Vernon L. Burgess; sister-in-law, Dixie Buckborough and a niece and nephew. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Jeri Van Kirk; son, David Craft; sister, Doris Gabbert; brother-in law, Corwin Gabbert; and sister-in-law, JoAnn Burgess. Her family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to McLaren Hospice, especially Brianna and Kim, for helping in taking such good care of Gloria.
The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel on Friday, September 8, 2023, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. There will be a graveside service held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mason. Those who wish may assemble at Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel beginning at Noon on Saturday and proceed to the cemetery leaving at 12:30. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that Memorial contributions, in loving memory of Gloria, may be made to the Ingham County Animal Shelter, Mason, Michigan or to your favorite charity.