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Gloria Sterling

May 19, 1936 October 11, 2019
Gloria Sterling
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Our loving Mother, Gloria Glenn Killian Sterling, went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday, October 11, 2019, she was 83 years old. Gloria was born on May 19, 1936, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn and Melissa Killian. Gloria resided in Enid until she left for Central State College in Edmond, Oklahoma, where she met Ronald Warren Sterling. They married in Enid, Oklahoma in August 1955. They had three children.


Gloria was preceded in death by her father, Glenn L. Killian, her mother, Melissa Marie Ames Killian, and her son Todd Kevan Sterling. She is survived by her daughters Tiffani Sterling Minich and her husband Gary Minich of Grain Valley, MO, and Traci Sterling Cornman and her husband Tray Cornman of Piedmont, OK. Gloria is also survived by her grandchildren: Brooke Wood and her husband Jonathan Wood of Oklahoma City and their two children, Jared Sterling, Josh Sterling, Megan Sterling, Parker Sterling, and Mason Sterling. Also, Tara Holdridge and husband Jeff Holdridge of Piedmont, OK and their two children, Cole and Amelia; Tyler Cornman of Piedmont, OK; Garret Mayse of Kansas City, MO; Grant Mayse of Springfield, MO; and Gavin Minich of Grain Valley, MO.


Gloria’s son was diagnosed in 1961 with Type 1 Diabetes, at that time it was not a common disease. She became an expert in managing his blood sugar, insulin injections, and constantly monitoring what he ate. She was his constant advocate with nurses and doctors throughout his short 48 years.


Gloria had a passion for painting and taught painting for many years, she was a wonderful artist.
She was a strong believer in our Lord Jesus Christ, and raised her family as believers. Gloria was a powerful prayer warrior. In 2004, she had the opportunity to join a mission trip to Mexico, where she worked in a cancer hospital for three months. This was one of her most memorable life experiences, she felt so blessed to be able to serve the Lord in this way and serve others.


Her funeral will be held graveside, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at The Enid Cemetery in Enid, Oklahoma at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, your prayers for the family are greatly appreciated. A special thank you to the entire staff at The Edmond Health Care Center as well as the staff at Good Shepherd Hospice.


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Graveside

Tuesday

15

Oct

11:00 AM 10/15/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/15/2019 12:00:00 PM
Enid Cemetery

212 Willow Rd
Enid, Oklahoma 73701

Enid Cemetery
212 Willow Rd Enid 73701 Oklahoma
United States

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Enid Cemetery Final Resting Place

212 Willow Rd
Enid, Oklahoma 73701

212 Willow Rd Enid 73701 Oklahoma
United States
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