Gloria M. Chathams, 87, Elkins, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday after a brief illness.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Holden and Mabel (Utz) Eckenrode.
Surviving are two daughters: Donna M. Cooney of Altoona and Cynthia S. Carowick and husband, Clair, of Elkins, W.Va.; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a sister, Elizabeth Orr of Altoona.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross E. Chathams, on June 5, 1988; a sister; three brothers; and a great-granddaughter.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, the Rev. Carl Spishak officiating. Interment will be made at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Blair Unit, 1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, or to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.