United Township High School Class Of 1960


Gloria Hirst Botta

Gloria K. Botta, 66, of East Moline, died Monday, July 16, 2007, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Sullivan-Phillips Mortuary, East Moline. Services are 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, also at the funeral home. Dr. Edmon R. Clemmons will officiate. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, following services.

Gloria was born Dec. 5, 1940, in Rock Island to Charles Edward and Violet Doom Hirst.

She worked as Ambassador at Illini Hospital for four years, retiring in 2005.

She married William L. Botta May 5, 1976, in Hampton, and he preceded her in death March 9, 1997.

She was a member of the Mallard's Booster Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Illini Hospital Auxiliary and several bowling leagues.

Survivors (and spouses) include her sons, David Lamb, Rock Island, Michael (Dawn) Botta, Concord, N.C., James Lamb, Morris, Ill., Scott Lamb, East Moline; daughters, Catherine (Chace) DeLaVega, Davenport, Michelle (Charles) Ryder, Kentucky; grandchildren, Shannon, Charles, Emily, Chad, Kyle; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Travaris, Alyjah, Tamia. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.sullivanphillipsltd.com.

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