Gloria Joanne Stayer (nee Stallings), 88, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2023. Born in Akron on April 23, 1935, to the late Wayne and Mildred Stallings, she was raised in Cuyahoga Falls, graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School, class of 1953, and Akron General School of Nursing in 1956. Gloria worked as a registered nurse at Akron General Hospital before raising her family and later at Edwin Shaw Hospital, where she retired in 1995 after 15 years of service.
Gloria married the love of her life, Mark L. Stayer, Jr., on August 31, 1957, residing in Suffield for most of those 66 years, and was a member of the Suffield United Church of Christ. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family and was known for her homemade noodles, chocolate Easter eggs and apple pie. Her world revolved around her family. She loved having family over for get togethers and celebrating the holidays especially Christmas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Bob Stallings and sister-in-law Olin Stallings.