Gloria worked as an OB Nurse for Mineral Area Hospital in Farmington for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Timothy Buff; and a sister, Judy Triplett.
Gloria is survived by her husband of 35 years, Donny Parker of the home; two daughters, Marilyn Tibbetts and partner Ed Call of Columbia, Missouri, Pamela Bridges and husband Eddie of Kissee Mills, Missouri; two sons, Rick Buff and wife Kathy of Fredericktown, Missouri, Sonny White and wife Sharon of Forsyth, Missouri; two step-sons, Mike Parker and wife Noel of Jefferson City, Missouri, Tom Parker and wife Kristina of Haughton, Louisiana; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 6:00 pm Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at the Forsyth Lions Club building with Pastor Dennis Winzenied officiating. Visitation starts at 5:00 pm, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.