Longtime Sharon Springs, Kansas resident Gloria Belle Woodmancy, 84, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at her home.
She was born December 26, 1929, at Holyoke, Colorado, the daughter of Iva Mary (Critchlow) and Ray E. Crosby. She graduated from Holyoke High School with the class of 1947 and then furthered her education at Colorado University in Boulder, Colorado.
On April 5, 1948, she and Wayne H. Woodmancy were married and they made their home on the Crosby farm in Phillips County, Colorado, until 1959, when they moved to Sharon Springs, Kansas. She was a dedicated farm wife and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her memberships included the United Methodist Church in Sharon Springs and Order of the Eastern Star. Gloria was an accomplished musician who shared her talents with many and inspired her family in their love of music. Gloria especially enjoyed the twenty-three year hobby of hot air balloons that she and Wayne shared. Solving cross-word puzzles, bowling, making photo albums, sewing, and following sports seasons were all activities that she enjoyed.
Preceding her in death were her husband Wayne H. Woodmancy, who died in 2005; son Lynn Alan Woodmancy, who died in 1984; grandson Travis Wade Funk, who died in 2005; and her parents.
Surviving family includes her daughter Wanda Funk of Sharon Springs; four grandchildren Camron Funk and his wife Tera, Tania Kortan and her husband Scott, Clayton Funk, and Landon Funk and his wife Winter; fourteen great-grandchildren Madison and Trevor Funk; Hailey, Cade, and Mya Funk; Ethan, Mallory, Mariah, Ebram, and Mabree Kortan; Avery, Aspen, and Brody Crane; and Bryland Funk; brother James R. Crosby and his wife Pat of Dallas, Texas; sister-in-law Laverne Brown of Wheat Ridge, Colorado; and brother-in-law Vern Woodmancy and his wife Delores of Grant, Nebraska.
The funeral will be on Thursday, May 29, at 10:00 AM MT, at the United Methodist Church in Sharon Springs, with Pastor Keith Anglemyer officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 PM MT at the Holyoke Cemetery in Holyoke, Colorado. Friends may share their respects one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be designated to the Sharon Springs United Methodist Church or to Hospice Services of Wallace County, and may be left at the service or mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland, KS 67735-1555.
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