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Mrs. Gloria M. (Hayes)  Mather

Mrs. Gloria M. (Hayes) Mather
  • April 7, 1924 - March 9, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Linda, so sorry for your loss, Gloria was such a wonderful friend. Loved dancing with you both. She was so friendly and encouraging to everyone. My...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: carolyn newberry - battle creek, MI

“Sorry for the loss of this wonderful person..I had the pleasure of working with also Sharing lots of fun times..She was a very caring person..After...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Leonora (Nora) Keathley - MI

“Linda & Amy, Will always remember her joyous personality and smile; her peppiness of just loving being active. I'm so sorry for her passing and I...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Carol Heffernan - Battle Creek, MI

“Gloria lived life to the fullest, Im sure she will be missed by many. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Steve&Terri Sutherland

“Linda and family we are so sorry for the loss of your mom, Gloria. Please accept our sincere condolences. We danced with Gloria for several years. ...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Sherry Sutton - Otsego, MI

“I know we haven't seen each other in many, many years Linda but I want to reach out to you on reading about your mothers passing. Thinking of you...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Alan Randall - Lakewood Ranch, FL

“Linda, your Mother was so kind, generous, loving and thoughtful to our family and especially to my Grandchildren. "Grandma Glo" will be missed. May...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Judy McMillan - Bellevue, MI

“Linda, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. You and your mom made lots of memories together. Remember all those...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Hock - Battle Creek, MI

“Hi Linda, it dear appear that your mom rocked life. I liked seeing her get a kick out of stuff. She liked to laugh. I'll be keeping you in my...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Laurel Design-Hayes - MI

“Linda,heartfelt condolences , I am Maxine Johnson's daughter & have fond & loving memories of your Mother , she was a wonderful woman. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Hazel Owens - Battle Creek,MI, MI

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Gloria M. (Hayes) Mather, age 92, of Battle Creek died peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was born in Battle Creek on April 7, 1924, the daughter of Jesse and Margaret (Leininger) Hayes. Gloria was a 1942 graduate of Lakeview High School and was employed by Michigan Bell Telephone Company. In retirement, she pursued the art of oil painting, creating stained glass lamps and line dancing. Gloria also loved to travel the country in her Winnebago.

Gloria is survived by her daughter, Linda Shafe of Battle Creek; one granddaughter, Amy (Scott Wulf) Shafe of Chicago; a brother, Ray Hayes of Battle Creek; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Betty Francisco Schultz; and an ex-husband, Charles Mather.

A Celebration of Gloria's Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc., Attn: Online Services, P.O. Box 97166, Washington, DC 20090-7166 or at Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family may be placed at