Gloria Secore

Posted 4/1/21

Gloria J. Secore 68 of Irvine, Calif., passed away Friday, March 26, 2021, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

A Mass of Christian burial is 11 a.m. Monday, April 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic …

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Gloria Secore

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Gloria J. Secore 68 of Irvine, Calif., passed away Friday, March 26, 2021, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

A Mass of Christian burial is 11 a.m. Monday, April 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Villa Grove. Burial is 12:30 p.m. Monday in Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo. A celebration of life follows the cemetery service at the Farmstead Barn, Champaign. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until the Mass Monday at the church.  Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home of Paris is assisting the family with arrangements. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, everyone is asked to be patient and abide by the State of Illinois Mandate of wearing a mask. Updated regulations in Champaign County are available at www.c-uphd.org.

Mrs. Secore was born at Burnham Hospital in Champaign, the second child of Forrest Wayne Martinie and Madge Hance. She was married to William Briggs Secore on Oct. 26, 1974, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in San Clemente, Calif., and he survives.

She is also survived by hedaughter Amanda Jean Secore; her sister, Glenda Jean Waller; and her brothers, Forrest Martinie, Larry Martinie and Jerry Martinie.

Following her marriage, she was a junior high school teacher in Bakersfield, Calif., before becoming a homemaker in Irvine.

Mrs. Secore continued to volunteer extensively for the National Charity League, Meals on Wheels, Family Forward, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Orange County Food Bank and was a founding member of the Assistant League of Irvine. She also was the soccer, dance, cheer, religious ed, PTA and Girl Scout Mom.

With deepest gratitude, the family appreciates the family, friends and community’s condolences, grace, love and support. 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org. 

Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.