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A memorial service will be held for Gloria Sue Landers, 77, of Coos Bay, who passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 12 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Coos Bay with intern Claire, of Gloria Dei, officiating. A potluck will follow the services.
Gloria was born in Renovo, Pa., to Richard Calvin Linn and Emma Mae (Kinley) Linn. She graduated from Renovo High School in 1957.
Gloria met Bobby Joe Landers while in the U.S. Army and married him Dec. 2, 1955 in San Antonia, Texas while on her lunch hour before returning to their separate barracks for roll call. Gloria served as a nurse in the Army until 1958. They had three children, Robert, Cynthia and Penny. Gloria worked in Coos Bay as a nutritionist and head cook for Coos Bay Care Center, owner of Chem Dry Carpet Cleaning and worked at Walmart for many years before retiring. She was a devoted member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Gloria will be best remembered for her compassionate nature and strong desire to help others.
Gloria Sue Landers is survived by sister, Sandra Fedele and her husband, John Fedele of New Haven, Ind.; brother, Richard Linn and his wife, Shirley Linn of Rogersville, Tenn.; daughter, Penny Holbrook of Coos Bay; son, Robert Landers of Eugene; her foster son, Michael Merchant of Coos Bay; grandchildren, Derek Winger, Shilo Landers, Niesha Landers, Aaren Fields, Misty Wilford and Jennifer Holbrook; as well as her great-grandchildren, Trevor, Devin, Elliah, Catori, Ziggy, Kieanii, Jacoby, Abigail and Stephanie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Landers; and daughter, Cynthia.
Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131. www.coosbayareafunerals.com