Gloria Stahl, 83

Gloria F. Stahl, age 83, of Constantine, MI. passed away early Friday, June 12, 2009 at Borgess Medical Center following a brief illness.  She was born Feb. 23, 1926 in Jackson, MI. the daughter of Frank and Iva Michael.
Mrs. Stahl graduated in 1944 from Jackson High School and went on to work for several years at Michigan Bell Telephone.  In 1965, she and her first husband, Francis Duffy, and their son David, moved to San Jose, CA. where she was employed and retired after 20 years in communications for Santa Clara County.
In 1987, she married Frank Stahl and moved with him to Constantine, MI.  They spent their winters in Naples and later in Venice, FL.  He preceded her in death in April 2001.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Laberdie of Jackson, MI. and a brother, Robert Michael of Tampa, FL.
She leaves to cherish her memory, one son, David (Patricia) Duffey, of Vancouver, WA., and three step-children, Robert (Belle) Stahl, Christine (Douglas) Bowlby, and Kathleen (David) DalPonte, all of Three Rivers, one step-grandson, Christopher (Cherlyn) Bowlby, of Decatur and their son, Zachary.  Also surviving are two dear nieces, Patricia Laberdie and Susan (Thomas) Firth and a great-nephew, Robert Craig (Alison) Shroads, all of Jackson, MI.  One cousin, Grace Michael of Renton, WA.
Gloria enjoyed life with her family and friends and was interested in painting, reading and traveling.  She had many friends in Three Rivers, Jackson, and Venice, FL.  She was an associate member of both the First United Methodist Church in Three Rivers and Christ United Methodist Church in Venice, FL.
The family will receive friends from  5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at the Hohner Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Maria Rutland officiating.
Memorials may be donated to the American Cancer Society.

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