She was born on Feb. 28, 1935, to Stanley Whitworth and Loretta June (Whitworth) Harding. She grew up and attended school in rural Neosho County.
She married Virgil L. Goff on Dec. 23, 1952, at Huntsville, Ark. He preceded her in death.
She worked for 32 years at Home Savings Bank at Chanute, retiring as secretary and treasurer.
Gloria was a longtime member of Stark United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Southeast Kansas Group of Financial Women International. She held several group offices and was group president in 1989 and 1990. She also served on the Kansas Saving and Loan League Institute board of directors and was a director of the Home Savings Association board. She was a past president of the Women’s Division of the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include a son, Steven N. Goff, and his wife, Josie, of Chicago; two daughters, Sandi Niehoff, and her husband, John, of Loveland, Colo., and Loretta A. Sears of St. Paul; eight grandchildren, Brandi James of Loveland, Colo., Adam Goff of Chicago, Misty Kiser of Yampa, Colo., Heidi Houston of Parsons, Tiffani Sears of St. Paul, Mackenzie Sears of St. Paul, Sam Abughanam of Chicago and Nicole Sears of St. Paul; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Janie Kennedy of rural Erie and Judy Clement of Sarcoxie, Mo.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
Following cremation, the service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Stark United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Erie, to register.
Memorials are suggested to Stark United Methodist Church or to the Stark High School Alumni Association and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 192, Erie, 66733.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.