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Gloria Bachman

July 24, 1925 — December 5, 2015

Gloria E. (Whitmore) Bachman, 90, formerly of Roanoke, died December 5, 2015 at Maple Lawn Homes in Eureka, where she had been a resident.

Gloria was born July 24, 1925, in Lewistown, MD, the daughter of Steiner and Mable (Long) Whitmore. She married Ivan R. Bachman of Oct. 2, 1948, in Chicago. He preceded her in death, along with her parents.

Family survivors include one daughter, Lisbeth (Mark) Savage, Valparaiso, IN, two sons, Robert (Jane) Bachman, Shawnee, KS and Jay (Shirley) Bachman, Roanoke; eight grandchildren, Neil (Chelsea), Holly, Rachel, Ben, Aaron and Luke Savage and Grant (Kathryn) and Mary Bachman; one sister, Doris (Fred) Alexander, Walkersville, MD and one brother, Kenneth (Maryann), Fredrick, MD.

After raising her family, Gloria worked at Maple Lawn as a receptionist and bookkeeper for over 20 years. She served as the church treasurer for many years, loved singing in the church choir and working on WMSC sewing projects. Gloria also volunteered at the Eureka Et Cetera Shop for over 35 years. She was a member of the Metamora Mennonite Church.

Gloria loved gardening, both flowers and vegetables, sitting at the window in the winter, drawing out plans for her spring flower beds. She also enjoyed sewing, making her own and her daughter's wedding dresses, quilting numerous quilts for her family and the Mennonite Relief Sale.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday December 9, 2015 at Metamora Mennonite Church. Pastor Jon Byler will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. prior to services at the church on Wednesday. A private burial will be held at a later date. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home is assisting the family with final arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maple Lawn Heath Center, Eureka or the Metamora Mennonite Church.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at


DEC 9. 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Metamora Mennonite Church
1393 Mennonite Rd
Metamora, IL 61548

Funeral services

DEC 9. 11:00 AM (CST)

Metamora Mennonite Church
1393 Mennonite Rd
Metamora, IL 61548

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