Gloria Mae Puckett (1926-2017)

Gloria M. Puckett
May 24, 1926 – February 15, 2017 

Gloria Mae Puckett, nee Hall, age 90, of O’Fallon, born May 24, 1926 in Du Quoin, Ill., died Wednesday evening, February 15, 2017 at Memorial East Hospital, Shiloh, Ill.

Gloria was born to Erwin Hubert and Pauline Louise, nee Pflanz, Hall. She married Garrett Merriell Puckett on January 1, 1946. She was a member of O’Fallon United Church of Christ where she was active with the Women’s Guild. Gloria devoted her life to her husband and her children. She enjoyed reading and sewing, having made many toys, dolls, and quilts for her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on September 19, 2010; her parents, and her sister Doris Jeanice (Thomas Harold) Smith.

Surviving are her five children Gary (Barbara) Puckett of O’Fallon, Alan (Sandy) Puckett of Helena, Mont., Robert Puckett of O’Fallon, Carol “Jeanny” (Charles “Pat”) Fahey of Millstadt, and Steven Puckett of O’Fallon; her brother Paul Ervin (Barbara) Hall of Oviedo, Fla., beloved grandchildren Andrew (Becca) Puckett of Columbus, Geo., Jeffrey (Andrea) Puckett of Pinckneyville, Ill., Timothy Puckett of Steamboat Springs, Col., David Puckett of Verona, Wisc., Christine (Chad) Colgate of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Jennifer (Jason) Jones of Waterloo, Ill.; her great-grandchildren Maia, John, and Benjamin Puckett, Emily, Grace and Henry Colgate, Madison and Mason Jones, and Chelsea Mae and Caitlyn Puckett. Also surviving are nieces and nephews Karen (David) Eisenhauer, Kay (Bob) Maurizzo, Mike Hall, David Hall, and Julie (Bruce) Williams.

Memorial donations are requested to the Women’s Guild at O’Fallon United Church of Christ or to American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared at

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Monday, February 20, 2017 and after 9:00 am, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Wolfersberger Funeral Home, 102 W. Washington St., O’Fallon, Ill.

Funeral: 10:00 am, Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the funeral home, with Rev. Dr. Martha Thierheimer officiating. Burial will follow at O’Fallon City Cemetery, O’Fallon, Illinois.