Gloria Fletcher

Born in South English, IA
Born on Jan 27, 1938
Departed on May 27, 2024


Gloria Ann Fletcher, 86, of Marion, passed away, May 27, 2024. There will be no services per Gloria’s request.

She was born on a farm south of South English on January 27, 1938, to Hal Huber and Beatrice (Herr) Huber. She attended a one room schoolhouse kindergarten through 3rd grade, then went to Keota Public School 4th through 12th grade. She graduated from high school in 1956. The fall of ’56 she went to the Gale Institute on railroad and airline communication. Navy Civil Service recruiters talked her into going to Washington, D.C. in January 1957. She worked for the Navy Department-BUPERS. Gloria got married and left Washington, D.C. in late 1959 to move to San Diego, CA. Her son Grant was born on October 15, 1960. She was divorced shortly thereafter. She then got a job at the Naval Air Station, Noth Island, Coronado. While working at EDPOPAC she met Robert Fletcher in May 1970, and they married in August 1970 at Coronado Presbyterian Church. She worked at various departments, then transferred to FLEASTRACENPAC, San Diego. Gloria stayed there until July 1988 when she retired from civil service. She stayed home for a short time and then came back to Marion to help her mom after her dad died. She went back to San Diego, then her and Robert decided to move back to Marion, so they sold their house in a day and got back to Iowa in February 1989. They settled in Marion. Gloria and her mom went to many garage and yard sales. Then in October 1995 Higley Mansion thought they needed Gloria temporary part time to help set up the admin. office, etc. That lasted until October 2005.

Survivors include husband Bob, son Grant Fletcher, granddaughter KayLee Ette (Curtis), step grandson Ryan Fletcher and Mark Fletcher (Kim), 3 great-great grandkids, brother Donald Huber (Roxie), niece Jackie and great niece Lula Huber, nephew Joe Huber, great nephew Jackson Huber, great niece Anna Huber, and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents Herr and Huber, all her aunts and uncles, and several cousins. 

Memorial Contributions may be directed to Shriners Hospital for Children or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.