Gloria Hudson

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Gloria H. Hudson, 85, of Mound City died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Villa Ridge, Ill., daughter of Fred and Blanche Leidigh Hayden. She attended Valley Recluse Elementary School and Mound City High School, where she was valedictorian, and her future husband of 65 years was salutatorian.

Gloria was a former member of the United Church of Christ, past president of Mound City Women's Club, and served on the Mound City Public Library Board of Directors.

Survivors include her husband, Ira J. Hudson III; a son, I.J. Hudson IV (Jan) of Darnestown, Md.; a daughter, Cherri Hudson-Brown (Jeff) of Las Cruces, N.M.; four grandchildren, Erin (Chris) Malone of Charlotte, N.C., Bart (Claire) Hudson of Damascus, Md., Hayley Brown of Stanford, Calif., and Ira Joseph Brown of Tallahassee, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Ben and Nate Malone of Charlotte, Jake and Luke Hudson of Damascus; a brother, Stanley Hayden of Cairo, Ill.; other relatives; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by a son in infancy and her parents.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at Barkett Funeral Home in Mound City.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Dr. Larry L. Potts officiating. Interment will be in Beechwood Cemetery at Mounds, Ill.

At the request of the family, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Parkinson's research; or the Mound City, Mounds or Cairo public libraries in memory of Mrs. Hudson.