Gloria Mae Urschel, age 78, of Tucson, AZ and formerly of Huntington, died on Monday, Jan. 21, at 4:36 p.m., at Parkview Huntington Hospital.
Mrs. Urschel worked at Indiana Bell in Huntington as a telephone operator and retired in 1996 from AT&T in Tucson, AZ, after 45 years of service as a Communications Workers of America union telephone operator. She was a member of the Iris Theta Rho Girl's Club having served as State President of the club in 1952 and also a member of the Eastern Star of Tucson, AZ.
She was born April 13, 1934 in Huntington, to Maurice ‘Mac' and Pauline Kelly McClure. She graduated in 1952 from Huntington High School. She married Charles ‘Chuck' Urschel on April 10, 1959 and in 1972 they relocated to Tucson, AZ. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a step-daughter, Sheryl (Wayne) Johnson of Rico Rio, AZ; and three sisters, Carolyn S. Tackett, Joan Tardy and Shirley (Wayne) Humphrey all of Huntington.
Calling is Saturday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A service will follow at 2 p.m., with Rev. Billy Smith officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Huntington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Huntington County Historical Museum or Cancer Services of Huntington County in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.
Online condolences maybe made at www.baileylove.com.