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Gloria Evelyn Benavidez

February 7, 1936 November 29, 2012
Gloria Evelyn Benavidez
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Obituary for Gloria Evelyn Benavidez
Gloria Evelyn Morse, daughter of Paul and Missouri (Bowman) Morse was born February 7, 1936 in Pope County, IL. Surrounded by her family, she departed this life on November 29, 2012 at her home in Canyon, TX.
She was baptized on August 7, 1949 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, in the Rock Community of Pope County. She graduated from Golconda High School, Golconda, IL in the class of 1953. Gloria was united in marriage to John Wilbur Griswald Jr. on April 3, 1958. To this union were born two children: daughter Cynthia Ann and son John Paul. She enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her family, friends and especially her grandchildren. She was later united in marriage to Paul Benavidez Jr. on October 8, 1988.
Gloria is survived by her daughter Cynthia and husband Fred Miner; her son John Paul Griswald, both of Canyon, TX.; grandchildren Meagann (Blake) Cartwright of Camp Pendleton, CA, Kimberly Miner and Rachel Miner of Canyon, TX; great grandchildren Aerilynn Ferris-Miner of Canyon, TX, Cason Cartwright of Camp Pendleton, CA; sisters Gayle (Larry) West of Cypress, IL, Paula (Jim) Pike of Aurora, IL, Kathryn (George) Crowell of Marion, IL; brothers Dayle (Pat) Morse of Simpson, IL, Jack (Rubie) Morse of Metropolis, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first and second husbands, one sister Ruth Hager and one brother Bill Morse.
Family suggest memorials be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959; or the local charity of their choice.

Prayer service 10:00 a.m.
January 12, 2013
Aly Funeral Home, Eddyville, IL
Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in the Rock Community of Pope County,IL.
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