Gloria Neighbors, age 87 of Trenton, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
She was born October 2, 1928 in Tilden, IL to Hilton and Alice (Coke) Stone and they preceded her in death.
She married Bobby Neighbors on May 20, 1951 in Tilden, IL and he preceded her in death on May 3, 2008.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death a brother, Hilton Francis Stone and his wife Lillian; and brothers-in-law, Gary Neighbors and Edward Neighbors.
Gloria taught Home Economics and retired from Wesclin Grade School in Trenton, and previously taught at New Athens High School, Cahokia Jr. High School, O’Fallon Township High School. Gloria was a pastor’s wife in Trenton at First Baptist Church, and Woman’s Missionary Society and Church Choir in Trenton. She also was a homemaker and enjoyed making homemade bread, sewing, reading, Cardinal baseball and Wesclin High School Baseball.
She was a member of the Highland Community Church in Highland, Illinois Retired Teachers Association, and the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary in Breese.
She is survived by her sons, Dr. David Neighbors and wife Jan of Trenton, IL, and James and wife Terri of Burke, VA.
4 grandchildren, Matthew (Teal) Neighbors, Kelly (Nathan) Johnson, Beth Neighbors, and LeeAnne Neighbors.
A great-grandson, Elliot Johnson
A sister, Pauline Close of Caseyville, IL
Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Earl and wife Alicia Neighbors of St. Louis, MO, Joyce and husband Dwight Saffel of Plano, TX, and Pat Neighbors of St. Libory, IL
Funeral Services will be Monday April 11, 2016 at 10:00 am at Highland Community Church in Highland, Rev. Larry Wise officiating. Interment Trenton Cemetery. St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary will have an honor guard at her funeral service.
Visitation will be Sunday April 10, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton and Monday April 11, from 9:00 to 10:00 am at Highland Community Church in Highland.
Memorials can be made Trenton Library and will be received at the visitations.