Gloria T. Shessia

Gloria passed away peacefully April 14, 2012 surrounded by her loving family Rich and Samantha (Shessia) Hoover and son Rod and Ella Shessia.

Beloved wife for 58 years to Clayton Shessia of Cheboygan.

She is survived by Rich and Samantha (Lynn Shessia) Hoover, Rod and Ella Shessia, six grandchildren and multiple great grandchildren.

She was born 01/26/1929 to George and Matilda (Gauthier) Douglas of Cheboygan.

She is one from 15 children (one from two sets from twins Fae and Raymond, Gloria and Gerald).

Siblings are:  Donald and Laura (deceased) Douglas from Cheboygan, Allen and Fae (Douglas) Lynn from Greenbrier AR, Raymond and Esther Douglas from Cheboygan, Gerald (who is deceased) and Shirley Douglas of Cheboygan, Vern (who is deceased) and Shirley (Douglas) Cassidy of Flushing, Melvin and Viola Douglas (both deceased) of Cheboygan, Wayne Douglas (deceased) and June Douglas of Lansing, Lyle and Betty Douglas (both deceased) of Cheboygan, Gazzy and Patti Douglas (both deceased) of Cheboygan, Clyde and Mildred (Douglas) Martin (both deceased) of Cheboygan, Harvey and Fran Douglas (both deceased) of Cheboygan, John and Ann (Douglas) Maun (both deceased), Marvel Douglas of Cheboygan, Lowell Douglas (deceased) of Cheboygan, and multiple nieces and nephews.

She was a devoted wife and loving mother of six children with two surviving.

Her children (in birth order) are:  Beverly, Rod (living), Lynn (Samantha) (living), David, Johnnie, and Beth.

From Claytons side:  Boyd and Doris (Shessia) Chris, the Mcgovern families and numerous nieces and nephews.

Some from the things she loved to do: Cook and hand bake bread (sometimes 14 loaves at a time), hand embroider and quilt, read and do puzzles, play with her dogs Max and Buster, Listen to music not only to recorded but to her husband Clayton play music on the fiddle and to her children play guitar and sing in performances. She spent many hours camping with her husband Clayton and loved to go fishing.  She loved to play games such as Aggravation, poker, euchre, backgammon, and cribbage.  She enjoyed golfing, was an avid gardener canning and storing a harvest or vegetables and fruits yearly.

She will be missed greatly.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 17, 2012, with a visitation one hour prior to the service, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel followed by food and fellowship for close family and friends at family home in Lansing.

Memorial and burial services will take place at Saint Mary of the Woods Cemetery on Thursday April 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Kalkaska, MI (Route M-72 at Ranch Road).  Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans in memory of Gloria.

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Duane McGovern
April 16, 2012 at 7:20 am

Your Mom was my favorite Aunt. I loved her with all my heart. My heart goes out to you


James Snead
April 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

Gloria,you’re forever in my heart and thoughts.I’m sure you are at peace and looking down on all of us.

Jim Snead

Christine Traill
April 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Gloria, I will miss you, as my friend, and a mother,’tho I wasn’t one of your birth children. You never failed to make me smile, and feel loved. If Sam and Rod are an example of your mothering skills, you were a great one. They are both wonderful people, and you and Clayton made sure they were given every opportunity to grow their musical talents. You will never be forgotten, or being loved, by your family, and your many friends. Look into the face of God, enjoy being with Clayton, and the children you lost, too early, and know that we are at peace with your passing. Watch over us, Momma G.

Sandy Stenske
April 17, 2012 at 9:53 am

Precious memories of and loving woman and mother fill the hearts of her loved ones. She raised a beautiful family and kept her faith close to her heart.


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