Gladys Rose Stecher, 94, of Green Valley, Arizona, formerly of Ottawa, died Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 5 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Piper City, Illinois with the Reverend Marek Herbut officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4 with a Rosary service by Sister Anne Harcharik, at 3:45 p.m. at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home in Ottawa.
Gladys was born on July 15, 1928 in Piper City, Illinois, the only child of John Anton and Gladys Eliza (Blaine) Boma. She married Charles Robert Stecher on June 11, 1946 in Piper City. He preceded her in death in 2004. His children, his daughters, survive; Mary (Bob) Kacmarcik of Green Valley, AZ, and Susan Powers of Evergreen, CO. Son ; James (Dianne) Stecher of Greenfield, IN, Ronald (Kathy) Stecher of Upland, CA, and grandchildren, Derek Stecher, Dr. Dawn (Matt) Barcelona, Ben (Laura) Mehring, Kasey Powers, and Nikki Powers. Great-grandchildren, Tucker Mehring, Carter Mehring, Kenley Mehring and Issac Barcelona. Sisters-in-law, Dianne (Tom) Stecher Dorsey of Clairion, IA and Margaret Boma of Coal City, and many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Theron (Dorothy), Donald, Richard (Christine), Jack (Marjorie), James, William (Rita), Francis and Theodore (Jo) Boma; His son-in-law, Mike Powers and his son, Michael Stecher.
Gladys was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Ottawa and currently a member of Our Lady of the Valley, Catholic Church Green Valley, AZ. She was a retired Illinois state employee. Gladys was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She had a special place in her heart for the OSF Auxiliary where she volunteered for 26 years, the staff at Hospice de l’Ouest and the carers at Villa A at The Villas at Green Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care. She will be remembered and will be deeply missed. Gladys was all about family and serving our Lord.
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