Gloria J. Bonnell-Briggs-Hoehne, 87, of Marshall died on Tuesday June 8, 2021, at The Villas at Winston Park following a short illness.
Gloria was born on June 20, 1933, to Harry and Gladys (Katz) Morris at the home of her grandparents, John and Daisy (Cooley) Katz in Marshall. She grew up in Marshall and graduated from High School in 1951.
Gloria worked for Marshall High School Principal E.G. Rose from 1950-1951; Grant Bookkeeping 1951 &1952; State Farm Insurance Company from 1952-1957; Lowell Manufacturing Incorporated; and from 1967-1981 The Community Advisor and Chronicle.
Gloria was a member of Saint Mary Catholic Church, The Oaklawn Hospital Auxiliary, The Marshall Women of the Moose #202, and the American Red Cross. Gloria was very active in all of the groups she belonged to from ushering at church, working the front desk at the hospital, and being the chairman of the blood drive for several years. She loved to help and give back to her church and community. She enjoyed golf, bowling, traveling, fishing, dancing and spending time with family and friends.
Gloria was married on June 29, 1957 to George P. Bonnell. He preceded her in death on April 2, 1991. On June 5, 1994 Gloria married Vernon W. Briggs, and he preceded her in death on April 23, 2010. On October 20, 2016 she married Earl N. Hoehne in Marshall.
She is survived by her husband Earl; two "Special" sons, Steven (Bernita) Bonnell and Dennis (Cristy) Bonnell; granddaughters, Lesley (Jose) Cardoza Jr. Courtney (Corey) Olcheske; grandsons Patrick (Jacualyn) Bonnell, and Kyle Bonnell; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brother John "Jack" (Phyllis) Morris; many nieces, nephews and cousins; Earls children Alan (Kathy) Hoehne, Stephanie Hoehne-Mattly; his grandchildren Conrad Mattly, Cody Hoehne, Taylor Hoehne, Michelle Mack, Danielle Mack, Hallie (Dennis) Holms, Drake (Kailee) Dopp, and Neal (Maggie) Dopp; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husbands.
Visitation will take place from 4-7pm on Friday June 11, 2021 at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 723 US Hwy 27 N Marshall MI 49068 with prayer service taking place at 6:30pm. Funeral services will take place at 10am on Saturday June12, 2021 at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 723 US Hwy 27 N Marshall MI 49068 with Reverend Father Craig Lusk officiating. Interment will follow at Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery. Family will gather with friends following the committal service at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services Reception Hall. Memorial contributions are requested to Oaklawn Hospital Auxiliary, 200 North Madison Street, Marshall MI 49068 or to Saint Mary Catholic Church, 212 West Hanover Street Marshall MI 49068. Memorials may be mailed to the Kempf Funeral Home PO Box 519 Marshall MI 49068 for delivery to the charity. Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guestbook at https://www.kempffuneralhome.com
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Saint Mary Catholic Church
212 West Hanover Street, Marshall MI 49068
Oaklawn Hospital Auxiliary
200 North Madison Street, Marshall MI 49068