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Gloria Webster

Gloria I. Webster, 88, Paola, passed away Oct. 17, 2017, at Moran Manor.
Gloria was born on Nov. 29, 1929, to Lillian Estelle Dillard Webster and William L. Webster Sr. in Paola. Gloria lived most of her life in the family home with her sister, Edna. When she was no longer able to stay in the home, she lived in North Point Skilled Nursing in Paola. She was later moved to Moran Manor in Moran. The nursing staff in both facilities were devoted to caring for Gloria and loved her very much.
Gloria loved the Lord and became a Christian at an early age. She loved doing yard work and had a “green thumb.” The flowers in her yard were beautiful. Many of Gloria’s skills and talents were self-taught and she was inspired by God and nature. Gloria loved to sing; many have said she had a voice like an angel. She also played piano, guitar and many other instruments. She enjoyed playing church songs on the piano. Gloria made beautiful quilts, sewn by hand. Gloria was an artist and talented writer. She could draw and paint beautifully, and many of her writing creations were done in calligraphy. Gloria loved taking walks and could be seen in her long-sleeved cotton and lace blouse with her flared skirt. In summer, she always wore a wide brimmed sun hat. She was a vision of loveliness.
Gloria lived her life as a tribute to God. She was kind, caring, loving, thoughtful, studious and sincere. She will be greatly missed.
Gloria was preceded in death by her mother Lillian Dillard Webster; father Will Webster Sr.; sister Edna Webster; and brothers William Webster Jr., Fred Webster, James Webster, George Webster, Charles Webster and John Webster.
She is survived by sisters-in-law Helen Webster, Paola, and Bea Webster, Falcon Heights, Minn.; nieces Carol Thompson, Marietta, Ga., and Wanda Pearson, Rock Hill, S.C.; nephews Greg Webster, Overland Park, Tim Webster, Olathe, Ronnie Webster, Osawatomie, and Mark Webster, Topeka; cousins Gary Wimbush, Paola, Rita Moore, Paola, and many other cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews across the United States.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Faith Ministries.
Gloria will lie in state 1-5 p.m. Friday at Dengel & Son Mortuary, 305 N. Pearl St., Paola. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Burial will be at Paola Cemetery.
To leave a special message for the family online, please visit www.DengelMortuary.com.  913-294-2372.

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