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Gloria Alice (Van Kirk) Dillan died peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Traverse Manor in Traverse City, MI in the loving presence of her son and daughter-in-law (Kevin and Kelly Dillan). She was born March 21, 1934 in Darlington, PA
The daughter of the late Robert Wayne Van Kirk and Hilda Mae (Conners) Van Kirk was a high school graduate from Darlington High School. Gloria enjoyed her family, especially life's simple pleasures with her husband of 55 years, Harry Wayne Dillan, up until his death in 2008.
Gloria provided loving support and care to many of her family members throughout her life, above all caring for her late husband Harry during his time of need. Gloria was often concerned about the welfare of friends and relatives in her life, including even the caregivers who were providing help to her in Michigan.
Gloria enjoyed antiquing, flea markets, collectables and shopping for bargains, especially for clothes and jewelry. Gloria loved animals, especially horses and dogs. While living in Michigan she especially enjoyed visits from the family pug Lola, who lovingly comforted Gloria when she needed it and was always able to put a smile on her face..
Gloria was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Darlington, PA. Her faith in Jesus Christ was strong and unwavering throughout life. She spent most of her life in the Darlington/Chippewa area of western Pennsylvania, but moved 3 years ago to Traverse City, Michigan to be closer to her son and daughter-in-law.
Gloria is survived by her son Kevin W. Dillan and daughter-in-law Kelly S. Dillan, as well as her brother; Michael Van Kirk, sister; Marge Kroskey, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband (Harry W. Dillan), Gloria was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert K. Van Kirk.
Visitation will be held at Campbell's Chippewa Funeral Home, 2618 Darlington Road, Chippewa, PA 15010, Friday, July 21, 2017 from 5pm - 8pm with evening prayer at 7:30pm. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the funeral home with Reverend C. F. Hoffman of the First United Presbyterian Church of Darlington officiating. Interment will take place at Grandview Cemetery, Beaver Falls, PA
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to "The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation" (IWMF), on the behalf of Gloria. https://www.iwmf.com/
Online condolences can be left at www.campbellfuneralhomes.com
Friday, July 21, 2017
5:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)
Campbell's Chippewa Funeral Home, Inc.
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