Gloria Carlson

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Gloria A. Carlson, nee Reed, 80, of Swansea, IL, born June 18, 1939, in Clinton, IL, died Sunday, October 13, 2019, at her residence.

Mrs. Carlson was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and baking and was especially known for her pies.  She also enjoyed knitting.  Gloria was a faithful follower of Charles Stanley’s “In Touch Ministries.” For 22 years she and her husband Gene retired to Flagstaff, Arizona, where they enjoyed hiking, visiting national parks and dancing.  She was an avid scrabble player and could be found most evenings with her bowl of popcorn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William T. and Clara L., nee Baker, Reed; and a sister, Judy Stoffer.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Owen Gene Carlson, whom she married on June 21, 1957;
two sons, Chris A. (Darice) Carlson, and Eric R. (Karen) Carlson;
a daughter, Michelle L. (Ron) Allen;
seven grandchildren, Nicole (Justin) Morgan, Maggie (Tyler) Breckenridge, Alexandria (Sam) Bennett, Alissa (Brian) Walsh, Hannah (Nicholas) Meredith, Ashley (Greg) Schloss, and Joshua (Kaylee) Carlson;
13 great-grandchildren, Cole Morgan, Josephine Morgan, Henry Breckenridge, Owen Walsh, Andrew Bennett, Riley Walsh, Jonah Meredith, Sloane Breckenridge, Genevieve Meredith, Reese Schloss, Daniel Bennett, Lincoln Breckenridge, and Dax Breckenridge;
and a sister, Julie Willis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.


4 Comments on Gloria Carlson

Barak & Carmen Foy said : Guest Report Oct 16, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Our Dearest Carlson Family, We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you during this difficult time and may His peace overtake you. We are praying for your hearts from this moment and beyond. Peace & Light. Mich - we love you, Sis. ~Carmen & Barak

  • Dallas
  • Texas
Karen Tomlin-Ferguson said : Guest Report Oct 16, 2019 at 1:06 AM

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Gloria ~~ your wife/mother/grandmother! My sincere, heartfelt condolences to all! I have many memories of her and the time we spent together many, many years ago. She was an amazing, fun lady!! May God be with you and give you peace during this difficult time!

  • Argenta
  • Illinois
Linda Aldridge said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2019 at 10:15 PM

Our thoughts are with the family. We hope everyone is able to celebrate her life and reflect on all the great memories and experiences.

  • Foristell
  • MO
Tonja Longshore said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2019 at 12:09 AM

Right now it's painful losing a wife, mother, grandmother,. But his word says, he will never put anymore on us than we can bear. Mrs.Carlson knew the Lord and God wanted her more. She followed a good teacher, Charles Stanley. Rest in his peace of knowing she's at rest. Family celebrate Mrs. Carlson's life, and remember the good! Tonja L

  • Phoenix
  • Arizona

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