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Gloria T. Baggett

Gloria T. Baggett, 88, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 1 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

Gloria was born in Clayton, Mo., to William and Lena T. Berra Eller. She was married to Kenneth Joseph Baggett on June 24, 1952, in Overland, Mo. He preceded her in death on June 16, 2019.

Gloria T. Baggett

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Ann (Sherman) Kiefaber, Pella, Iowa; and Elizabeth Marie (Richard) Cody, New London, Mo.; grandchildren, Lana (David) Sovereign, Lindsey (Joe) Justesen, Cody Baggett and Hunter Baggett (Emma Foreman); great-grandchildren, Sienna Sovereign, Erica Sovereign, Tyler Sovereign, Brayden Sovereign, Jacob Justesen and Daniel Justesen; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Kenneth Joseph Baggett, Jr. and Mark Kevin Baggett; and son-in-law, Fred Manning.

Gloria worked as a secretary for MFA in Palmyra, and was a member of the Palmyra King’s Daughters and a garden club in Ellisville, Mo. 

She started and participated in the Bunco Babe club for over 50 years. She loved to spend time with her family and was passionate about sports, especially when one of her grandchildren was involved. 

One of her biggest joys involved shopping, decorating and entertaining. Her Fourth of July and Super Bowl parties were amazing. 

A private family Mass of Christian burial will be held Jan. 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palmyra. Father Mike Quinn will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. The public is welcome to join the family at the cemetery at approximately 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. Social distancing is requested.

Pallbearers will be Cody Baggett, Hunter Baggett, Joe Justesen, David Sovereign, Sherman Kiefaber and Richard Cody.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sienna Sovereign, Erica Sovereign, Tyler Sovereign, Brayden Sovereign, Jacob Justesen, Daniel Justesen, Dick Kramer, Leon Drebes, Robert Schwartz, Evelyn Browning, Mary Brown, Mark Cody and Tim Reindl.

Memorials may be made to the King’s Daughters scholarship.

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