Gloria J. Jones, 73

DEC. 21, 1939-MAY 14, 2013

June 01, 2013
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Gloria J. (Fisher) Jones, 73, of Hagerstown, went home to be in the Lord's healing arms on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. She passed at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Dec. 21, 1939, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late George W. Fisher and Olive Marian (Anderson) Fisher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip L. Jones, who went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 13, 2012.

She was a 1957 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, and later from Hagerstown Junior College in early childhood education and nursing sciences.

She retired in 2002 as a registered nurse in the Family Birthing Center of Washington County Hospital.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown and a member of the church's Health and Wellness Committee.

She is survived by five children, sons, Randall D. Moss and George Bradley Moss; daughters, Kimberly L. (Moss) Rankin and husband, Jeff, Lisa M. (Jones) Groves and husband, Robert, and son, Eric L. Jones and wife, Ami. Gloria has nine grandchildren, Karley (Moss) Hensley, Kendal Moss, Carrie Shindle, Christopher Shindle, Jennifer (Groves) Kelley, Heather Groves, Alexander Jones, Alana Jones and Nathan Jones, as well as six great-grandchildren, Kalee Hensley, Khloe Hensley, Ethan Hiteshue, Madison Shindle, Shawn Eschinger and Calien Jones; and her pet companion, "Mr. (Monterey) Jack" a guinea pig adopted from the Humane Society of Washington County in 2011.

A memorial service will be Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, with Pastor Dave Oravek officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

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