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Gloria Bottorff


March 2, 1931 ~ December 31, 2012


Gloria Joyce Bottorff was born March 2, 1931 and died December 31, 2012.


Gloria was raised in Caldwell and graduated with the Class of 1949. Following the year she graduated she attended the Wichita Business College. While attending and after Business School, Gloria worked as a receptionist and also made decals in the shop for a firm on E. Central in Wichita. She then returned to Caldwell, Kansas where she worked at Duckwalls until 1951.


When Gerald returned from overseas he and Gloria were married September 28, 1951 at the Central Christian Church in Caldwell, Kansas. Because of Gerald’s Army enlistment Gloria traveled the world with him. They shared 61 years of marriage.


Wherever Gerald was stationed during his enlistment Gloria volunteered at the school and received a commendation from the Commanding General in charge of Army Community Services. She served as a liaison between civilians and Army Community Services. After Rob and Tim were born they were stationed at Fort Hood, where she saved the life of three young children.


Gloria was surrounded by her family at her passing.


She is survived by her husband Gerald; children, Tim and Connie, Rob and Nic; six grandchildren, Mirah, Jami, Lake, Lewis, Braxton, Leona; two step-grandchildren Stephanie and Ryan; seven great-grandchildren, Michael, Chad, Raegan, Rylee, Cassie, Brody and CJ.


Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel.


Memorials may be given in Gloria's name to the Central Christian Church or to the Caldwell High School Alumni Association.



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Frances Holt

Family and Friends - 12/31/2012

Gerald, my sincerest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Gloria.


When Kenny and I visited Maude and Ike in Caldwell, Gloria would sit on the back steps with Kenny and reminisce about our days in Caldwell.


We appreciated so much that she kept an eye out for Maude and Ike. That was such a relief to us to know you were there if they needed help.


Gloria was always kind to me when I moved to Caldwell. That meant a great deal to me as being the "new" kid on the block is not always easy. She will be missed by many.


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Tom Dyer

Family and Friends - 01/01/2013

I am so sorry for the passing of Gloria. My heart goes out to you in your time of loss and I hope you can find comfort in the support of friends and your wonderful family.


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Don and Colleen Balaban

Family and Friends - 01/01/2013

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Gloria. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


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The Hays Sisters

Family and Friends - 01/02/2013

Gerald : So sorry to hear of Gloria's passing our love and prayers are with you & all your family..


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LOUISE MCGREGOR

Family and Friends - 01/02/2013

so sorry about Gloria., I had a nice visit with her this homecoming.... our boys grew up together.. thinking of you Gerald and the boys.......


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Tess McGregor Dvorak

Family and Friends - 01/02/2013

Tim and Rob~ I have such wonderful memories of your mom. She was such a sweet, kind, fun lady and I know she will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to your families at this very difficult time. Tess


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Gweneth Reeder West

Family and Friends - 01/02/2013

I'm not usually at a loss of words, but I've struggled since receiving the news of Gloria's death. What a memorable life she and Gerald had....all 61 years. She was always concerned about others. She even found time to stop by the hospital to see Howard when he was so ill. That meant so much...her love and concern. I look forward to seeing the family at her service tomorrow.


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Gerald so sorry to hear of

Family and Friends - 01/02/2013

Gerald so sorry to hear of this. Many prayers go out to you and family.


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Iva Merritt

Family and Friends - 01/02/2013

To Gerald and family:

I remember Gloria as a quiet, sweet lady. She was a good person and my classmate with the class of 1949.

My prayers are with you.


Love, Iva (Ross) Merritt


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Lucille Wolff

Family and Friends - 01/03/2013

So sorry to hear of my Gloria's death..I have so many wonderful memories of our school years and going on to Wichita Business College and them moving in with her and Dorothy..So glad to see her at Homecoming and we had our hugs. My love and prayers are with her great family...That old 49er..Lucille.


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Barbara Ricker

Family and Friends - 01/03/2013

Gerald and family, I'm overwhelmed by Glorias death.I think of all the fun we had at Caldwell High --she was a wonderful person. Many Blessing and Prayers to you and family. You'll always have her in your heart and blessed memories.


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Don and Imogene Hilton

Family and Friends - 01/04/2013

Gerald, Gloria was a good friend and my Classmate of the 1949 CHS Class. She was so smart and we always had a lot to talk about at our Class Reunions or whenever I would see her at Caldwell. I remember so well that she was one of the Big Six Girls in our class. The Girls were Gloria, Marcia, Vera, Kathryn, Norma Lee and Colleen. I remember when you had your Cabin at Drury and we would see both of you sometimes and fish off of your Dock with one of our Granddaughters. I wish we could have been at the funeral, but one of our daughter's Mother-in-Law's funeral was on Thursday and we had to be there for that. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at his time. Don


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MarySue Ziba (Susie)

Family and Friends - 01/04/2013

Jerry, Tim, and Rob,

Just heard about Gloria last eve.. So sorry. Can't believe we had lost contact after 60 years.

She was very close and dear to me and my whole family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.


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Lori, Phil and Fletcher Burress

Family and Friends - 01/04/2013

We are so sorry to hear this news. I did not get the news until after the funeral and for that I am sorry. We love you Bert, Nic, Harper and LJ. We have you and your entire family in our hearts and minds this week and many weeks to come. Thank you for being the wonderful friends that you truly are.


Love,


Lori, Phil and Fletcher


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Blaine Moore

Family and Friends - 01/05/2013

Jerry, Tim, and Rob--I was saddened to hear of Gloria's passing when Mary Sue called to tell me. We were both sorry that we did not find out soon enough to be able to come to the service. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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