Gloria Jean VanVeghten was born December 5, 1941 in Leavenworth, Kansas: the daughter of Norman and Margie (Ramey) Winchell. She was united in marriage to Jim VanVeghten on September 19, 1968 in Miami, Oklahoma; he preceded her in death on August 6, 2010.
Gloria worked at Louise Dress Shop in Leavenworth for 20 years. Her true passion was her grandchildren and she loved spending time with them. Gloria attended all of their events and loved them dearly.
Gloria passed away on Friday, July 11, 2012 at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer from cancer at the age of 72. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim and a brother Teddy Winchell. Gloria is survived by a daughter Stephanie (Chad) Seuser of Buckingham; five grandchildren: Zane, Zeke, Zian, Zury and Zoey all of Buckingham; two brothers: Charlie (Peggy) Winchell and Dick (Pauline) Winchell both of Oregon; three sisters: Judy (Jim) Owens, Sandy (Jim) Hampton and Linda (Ray) Lee all of Kansas and a sister-in-law Ann Marie Leeper of Leavenworth, Kansas. Gloria will be greatly missed by all who knew her.