Gloria J. Plooster, 85, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at McPherson Hospital. She was a homemaker.
Gloria was born on August 8, 1928, in Little River, KS, the daughter of John William and Hildur Caroline (Ekholm) Bengston. She graduated from Windom High School in 1946. On May 14, 1951, Gloria was united in marriage to Marvin James Plooster in Kansas City, KS. He preceded her in death on February 27, 2013.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson and the V.F. W. Ladies Auxiliary #2715.
Survivors include: daughter, Sheryl Miller (John) of McPherson, KS; sons, Larry Plooster (Berdeanna) of Pocatello, ID and Keith Plooster (Sheila) of McPherson, KS; three brothers, Arvid Bengston of McPherson, KS, Willard Bengston (Joyce) of Windom, KS, and Virgul Bengston (Carole) of Hutchinson, KS; seven grandchildren, Heather Miller, Misty Shaw, Melissa Scott, Michael Plooster, Matthew Plooster, Christopher Plooster, and Stephanie Baker; seven great-grandchildren, Alexia, Benjamin, & Joseph Shaw, Triss & Aviendha Plooster, Hunter Plooster, and Braelynn Baker; two step-great-grandchildren, Daken Baker and Myles Baker; and many nieces & nephews.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Marvin, brothers, Chester Bengston and Evert Bengston, sister, Carolyn Hannah, and sisters-in-law, Marcia Bengston, Treva Bengston, and Bernice Bengston.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Monday, July 14, 2014, at Andover Lutheran Church, rural Windom, KS with Rev. Lynn Scott officiating. Burial will follow at Andover Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, July 13, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Andover Lutheran Cemetery Fund or Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Gloria J. Plooster please visit our Sympathy Store.