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Gloria North

Gloria North, 77 of Cornell entered into eternal life with our Lord on Monday (July 24th) at her home.

A visitation will be held Thursday from 4 – 8 PM with the rosary recited at 7:45 at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11:30 AM at the St. Michael the Archangel Church with Rev. Ray Guthrie officiating and grandsons Seminarian Zachary Leskanich and Leo Leskanich serving as altar servers.  Burial will be in the Phillips Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Troy, Steven, Ryan, Thomas and Blake North, Joseph, Zachary, Jesse, Samuel Leskanich.  Honorary will be grandsons Leo and Logan Leskanich.

Gloria was born on September 22, 1939 in Streator to Leonard and Loretta (Bailey) Melrose.  She married her love Kenneth North on January 20, 1962.  He survives.

Also surviving are sons Gene (Wendy) North of Streator and Bruce North of Ancona, daughter Georgia (Mark) Leskanich of Streator, 14 grandchildren, Troy, Steven (Claudia) Ryan (Kate), Thomas and Blake (Kim) North, Joseph, Zachary, Jesse, Samuel, Hannah, Sophia, Abigail, Leo and Logan Leskanich, 2 great-grandchildren, Jacob and Eloisa North, siblings Jonny (Dan) Sliker of Saunemin, Don (Lauren) Melrose of Streator, Sandy (Glen) Baker of Streator, Carol (David) Antolik of Pontiac, Spencer Melrose of Streator, Virginia Phillips of Cullom, Mona Eutsey of Streator, Terry Melrose of Streator and Dale (Sue) Melrose of Streator, brothers-in-law, Kevin Vidergar, Carl and Daniel North both of Streator and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Christine Vidergar and sister-in-law Donna Schell.

Gloria attended Streator Grade Schools and graduated from Streator High School in 1958 and attended Cosmetology school in Streator and became an instructor and was a beautician for 47 yrs lastly at Cinderella Beauty Salon where she enjoyed serving her many clients.  She was a member of the St. Michael the Archangel Church.  Gloria enjoyed making ceramic dolls, sewing along with making her own wedding gown and all of her granddaughters baptismal gowns, boating and fishing with her husband and loved being with horses and her beloved dogs, Rusty, Dusty, Misty, Angel and Charlie.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in her name.


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Guestbook

Dear Melrose & North family I am sincerely sorry about the loss of your dear loved one Gloria.
I know words could not describe the grief you are personally experiencing but please
allow the precious memories & support of friends & family help carry you during these difficult time. Also Another source of comfort is found in God's written word the Bible where the Creator of life tells us what the hope can be for such ones like your dear Gloria in the near future is to have life again.
God guarantees that: ""From the power of the Grave I will redeem them; From death I will recover them."-Hosea 13:4
Please accept my deepest sympathies & a warm invitation for you to find more comfort at jw.org
Sincerely C. Flores

C Flores Aug 6 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gloria North

Danielle Gula Sparrow Jul 27 2017 12:00 AM

I will never forget this sweet lady. She was my childhood neighbor, and such a wonderful human being. I will never forget the trunk full of Barbie clothes that she made for me and my sister for our Barbie dolls. Such great childhood memories of hanging out with Gene, Bruce and Georgia. My thoughts and prayers are with Ken, Gene, Bruce and Georgia during this difficult time of loss. Love you guys!

Danielle Gula Sparrow Jul 27 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gloria North

Nadine Antolik Jul 26 2017 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to Ken and family during this sad time. Gloria was a SPECIAL person, always a smile on her face. She and I went thru grade and high school together and remained friends. She will be missed by ALL. My prayers to the family. God has called another angel to live with Him in HIS garden and watch over us.

Carolyn ERler Jul 26 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gloria North

Todd &Kim Russow & Bill & Ilene Topolski Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. May God's unending love surround you and bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Russow's & Topolski's Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

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