Funeral Mass was held Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Gloria R. Hibbs was born Jan. 27, 1950 in Storm Lake, the daughter of Edwin and Fidelis (Mernin) Hibbs. Gloria was baptized, received first communion and was confirmed in the Catholic Church.
Growing up, Gloria attended school in Algona where she graduated from Algona Garrigan High School and played basketball. Following high school graduation, Gloria attended Business School in Spencer.
Gloria loved working with children, especially reading to them. She enjoyed playing and watching sports. Gloria treasured spending time with family and friends. She loved God and was deeply committed to St. Mary's Catholic Church where she was currently a member.
Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Fidelis Hibbs of Storm Lake; brother, Jerry Hibbs of Storm Lake; uncles: Morris Hibbs of Cairo, Mo.; Harold (Lois) Mernin of Coon Rapids, Minn. ; aunt, Mary Mernin of Des Moines; several cousins; extended family and friends.
Gloria was preceded in death by her father, Edwin Hibbs; sister, Jeanette Hibbs; brother, Jimmy Hibbs; uncles: Earl Hibbs and Gene Mernin; aunts: Ruth Hibbs and Margaret Sievers.