Gloria Louise Martin, formerly of St. James, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013 in St. Peter’s, MO. She was 72 years of age.
Gloria Martin was born July 25, 1940 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to the late Howard and Dalphna Rainbolt.
Gloria was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She loved gardening and spent many hours working in her yard. Her love for children was so immense that she opened Grandma’s House daycare, which she and her husband Marty had for several years. Gloria is survived by her husband Gale E. “Marty” Martin of St. Peter’s; son Mark Rainbolt and wife Avis of St. James; son Ray Lamburth and wife Tina of St. James. She is also survived sisters Patsy Rainbolt of Crane, MO and Billie Rainbolt of Arkansas; one brother, Bob Rainbolt and wife Bri of Indiana; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Gloria was preceded in death by one sister, DeeAnn Rainbolt; one brother, Jim Rainbolt; and granddaughter Jessica Wick.
Gloria Louise Martin will be laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis.