MOUNT SAVAGE — Gloria Lee Lease, 87, of Mount Savage, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at the Frostburg Nursing and Rehab Center, surrounded by her family. Her pain and suffering has finally ended and she is reunited with her husband.
Born Jan. 13, 1926, in Barrelville, she was the daughter of Joseph Johns, San Biase, Campobasso, Italy and Nellie (Preston) Johns, Wellersburg, Pa.
Besides her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd F. Lease. She was the last surviving member of her siblings who preceded her in death, Frank Johns, Lily Johns, Ada Bowers, Carl Johns, Erma Glass, Nora Spataro, Charles Johns, Victor Johns, Arthur Johns, Helen Johns and Norma Johns. Gloria was the youngest of this large immediate and extended family.
Gloria was a seamstress by profession and was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse, Portertown. She loved her Johns and Lease family and her love also extended to her friends and church family and they in return loved her.
She is survived by son, Dale R. Lease, Mount Savage; daughters, Sharon Natale and husband Michael, Cumberland and Vickie Skidmore and husband Wayne, Mount Savage; grandchildren, Scott McGann and wife Isa, Jennifer Knieriem, April Skidmore and fiancé Roger Moore, Ashley Lease and fiancé Nick Hardy, Holly Swandol and husband Josh, Mikey Natale and wife Jennifer and Grace Natale; great-grandchildren, Drew McGann, Corbin McGann, Evan Harden, Lilianna Hardy and Sawyer Hardy.
Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren lit up her life, just as she was a shining light to all of those who knew her. She gave to us unconditional love and support and we will be sure to pay it forward. We are blessed to have so many good memories and we will cherish them always.
Friends and family will be received at Hafer Funeral Service, P.A. — Chapel of the Hills, 1302 National Highway, LaVale, on Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 1 p.m. with Pastor James Glass officiating.
Interment will be in Cook Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dale Lease, Scott McGann, Michael Natale, Nick Hardy, Josh Swandol and Roger Moore.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Gloria’s memory be made to Apostolic Lighthouse, c/o Pastor James R. Glass, 12816 Mount Savage Road, NW, Mount Savage, MD 21545.
Condolences to the family may be posted after Mrs. Lease’s obituary at www.haferfuneralservice.com.