At her request, no formal services are planned for Gloria Ann Mann, 87, Lawrence, who passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 in Lawrence.
Gloria was born July 9, 1930 in Fresno, California, the daughter of Glen and Frank Lowe. She grew up in Mojave, California and graduated from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California in 1947.
She married Commander Marion E. “M.E.” Mann on January 30, 1948, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The majority of their 54 years of marriage were spent in Lawrence, Kansas. M.E. preceded her in death on December 21, 2001.
Gloria was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially hosting family gatherings. She loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren participating in sports. Gloria was an avid Bridge player, attending her weekly Bridge club until nearly the final days of her life. She also had volunteered for many years at Cottonwood, Inc., formerly Beth Stone.
Survivors include her daughter, Glennis Mann; three sons, Ronald Mann, Michael (Lisa) Mann, Marc (Christy) Mann; six grandchildren, Melissa, Lindsay, Spencer, Tyler, Alex and Abigail; and six great-grandchildren, Carter, Caleb, Savanah, Gabrielle, William and Elliot. She was preceded in death by her grandson Noah.
A Celebration of Life for Gloria’s family and friends is being planned for a future date yet undetermined. Gloria will be dearly missed by all.
Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.