Frances Gloria Blackburn, 84, of Grove, Okla. passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010 peacefully at Grove Nursing Center. Gloria was born in Sterling, Mich. on June 14, 1925, to Clifford and Frances (Garfat) Goldie.

Gloria served as a WASP (Women Air force Service Pilots) in WWII. Gloria loved life and learning new things in life. Gloria married William “Bill” Blackburn on October 1, 1989 in Fayetteville, Ark. and they moved to Grove, Okla. where they shared their lives together before his passing in 2008. Gloria worked as a desk clerk a motels and as a beautician in Joplin, Mo. for many years.  

Gloria is preceded in death by both parents, both her husbands, and one sister; Beulah Sady.

Frances is survived by one sister, Irene Gordon of Mesa, Ariz.; niece and nephews; two special friends, George and Liz King of Grove, Okla., and many other special friends. Gloria will be deeply missed by many friends and family.

No Services are planned at this time.

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