Gloria Rae Van Kirk

Holt, Michigan

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.

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Phil and Pam Bode
September 6, 2023 at 10:19 am

Our hearts go out to Gloria’s family and loved ones! I pray that the sadness of witnessing her suffering will soon be replaced by happy memories of her.

Lisa Rosner
September 6, 2023 at 12:21 pm

Never met Gloria but know that she must have been a pretty wonderful person because she raised two beautiful daughters. My prayer is that you both will find peace knowing she is truly home now and knows in its entirety, the biggest mystery of all.

Curt and Marsha Robb
September 6, 2023 at 3:34 pm

What a blessing it was to know Gloria. Whenever we saw her she was happy and concerned for everyone around her. May her family and friends find peace knowing Gloria loved you all. Heaven has gained another Angel.

Lynda Gabbert Cassan
September 7, 2023 at 10:31 am

Always I will remember her laugh, hearing it through my bedroom wall when the grownups played cards. I know I smiled before falling asleep. I also remember calling her “Aunt Ga” for many years longer than I needed to. Hold your memories tight.

Nancy Rohrabacher
September 7, 2023 at 12:25 pm

She was one tough woman who dealt with so much throughout her life, always with a smile and concern for others.
Cherish your memories.

Dale and Edna Burgess
September 7, 2023 at 1:55 pm

Gloria was not only a cousin, but a high school friend, a boss at one time, and a good gal. During the time Edna worked for her we had many good discussions. We know how much she enjoyed playing cards and she was very good at it too. She will be missed by not only us but many others. Sending sympathy and love to daughters, Susie and Ronda and their families and her brother Jim. Remember all the good, fun memories.
Hugs, Dale and Edna Burgess


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