Gloria Carter

Godfrey | Sunday, July 3 2022 |

Heaven has gained their newest angel, Gloria Jean Carter, 81, on July 3, 2022.

She was born on January 5, 1941, to Wilbur and Hazel (Storm) Kowitz in Geneseo, IL.

Her most treasured times were with her night in shining armor, Ken Carter of 47 years, whom she married on May 9, 1975.

God blessed them with eight children: Monica Houston of Godfrey, IL, Keith, and Toni Carter of Alton, IL, Ken Jr., and Dawn Carter of Alton, IL, Jennifer McQuay of Poplar Bluff, MO, Sandra Main and partner Kyle Michael of Pittsburg, KS, Sue and Mike Calsyn of Silvis, IL, Chad Brown and partner Dana Labrot of Crystal City, MO and Matthew and Jandy Carter of Jerseyville, IL; 31 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

She enjoyed her church and participating in TWIGS and FIGS. In her spare time, she enjoyed puzzle books, mystery books, old-style country music, gospel music, baseball “St. Louis Cardinals” and football “Kansas City Chiefs”. 

Proceeded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Hazel Kowitz, and siblings: Wilbur Kowitz Jr, Roger Kowitz, and Diana McDanel. 

Cremation Rites were accorded. 

Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey are entrusted with professional services.

Graveside interment will be held at 11 am, Friday, July 8, 2022, at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.  Rev. Lisa Guilliams will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to TWIGS: “A child, a neighborhood, a community, and a world without hunger.” 

She will be sadly and deeply missed by family and friends. 

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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