Gloria D. Griffin, 84 has gone to her heavenly home on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Jerseyville Manor. She was born on June 28, 1936 in Harrisburg, IL. The daughter of the late Lewis Edward Hancock and Madge Irene (McDonald) Hancock.
She married Marion DeWayne Griffin on September 11, 1954 in Lincoln, IL and he passed away on February 11, 1990. She was a long time member of the 1st Baptist Church in Wood River, IL. Gloria had a reputation of making all kinds of pastries, especially her wedding cakes and was famous for her coconut cream pies. She was certainly known as the "Queen of Baking".
She is survived by her three daughters and son-in-laws - Velda (George) Martin of Bethalto, Robbin (George) Butler of Moro, Irma (John) Grant of Godfrey. She also raised two nieces as her daughters - Martha Sheldon and Barb Tucker. Her surviving grandchildren are Trevor (Maribeth) Martin, Trisha (Steven Yates, Jr.) Martin, Adina (Joel) VanOs, Allison (Zachary) Smith, Jeremy (Stacey) Wenzel. Also surviving are three great grandchildren - Finn and Gavin Martin and Benjamin Yates, one brother - Richard Hancock of Woodburn, and two sisters - Estell Tedrick of Woodburn and Brenda Mitchell of Jerseyville.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandson - Joshua Sheldon, two brothers - Lewis and Donald Hancock and four sisters - Alice Russell, Norma Sauls, Edna Bryant, and Mary Sue Hancock.
Friends may call from 3 - 6 pm on Tuesday, services will be on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 11 am at Marks Mortuary with Pastor Tom Plogue. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In lieu of flowers the family will be accepting memorials to be given to the First Baptist Church in Wood River.