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Gloria Nearing

October 19, 1940 — November 20, 2020

Gloria Ellen (Friskey) Nearing, 80, of Chillicothe Ill. formerly Lacon Ill., died at Richard L. Owens Hospice House on November 20, 2020 in Peoria. Born on October 19, 1940 in Logansport Ind. to the late Philip and Mildred (Cohee) Friskey, she married James Nearing on April 28, 1963 in La Prairie. James died on June 12, 2005.
Gloria is survived by her son James (Kelli) Nearing of Chillicothe, daughter Candi (Scott McClary) Mastronardi of Spring Bay; Brother Vic (Sue) Friskey of Grinnell Iowa; sister Marlene (Harry) Baglayan of Elgin; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Gloria was also preceded in death by stepfather Clifford Burkholder, four sisters, and seven brothers.
Gloria spent her time taking care of her children, husband and home. She also was very active member in the Cedar Hills Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. Gloria was also an award-winning pie maker, winning many Blue Ribbons at the Heart of Illinois Fair.
A graveside service for Gloria will be held on November 24, 2020 at the Lacon Cemetery Mausoleum at 12 noon where she will be entombed next to her husband Jim. Memorials can be made to the Cedar Hills Baptist Church and online condolences can be left at

Graveside Service

NOV 24. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)

Lacon Mausoleum
Lacon, IL

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