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Gloria E. (Eggert) Wakeley, age 88, of Wood St., Westfield, NY, died Thursday, November 22, 2018 at home following an extended illness.
Gloria was born on April 4, 1930 in Westfield, the daughter of the late Paul andFlorence (Graf) Eggert.
A Westfield area resident most all her life, Gloria was a 1947 graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School and had been a 71 year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield where she had served her chuch on the Board Of Deaconess. Active in her community, Gloria was a Life Member of the Chautauqua Lake Memorial Post 8647 VFW Auxillary, had been a member of and past secretary of the former Westfield Grange and a member of the former Ripley Grange. She was also a member and past secretary of the Westfield Senior Citizens and had been an Elections Inspector for the Westfield voting districts. She and her husband, Ralph ran Wakeley's Wishing Well Fruit Farms, specializing in Tree Fruit and Grapes. They retired in 1997.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Ralph A.Wakeley, whom she married on August 30, 1948 in Forestville, NY and by her children, Howard Wakeley of Westfield, Bonita (Norm) Smith of Dewittville, Daniel (Nancy) Wakeley of Raleigh, NC, Laura (Bob) Bohall and Linda (Walley) Haley both of Westfield. 11 Grandchildren, 19 Great grandchidlren and 1 great great grandson also survive, as well as nieces nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her 3 brothers, Franklin and Howard and infant Alvin Eggert and by her grandson, Jason Rupczyk.
Gloria's wishes were for all services to be private.
Memorial contributions in Gloria's memory may be made to The Patterson Library, 40 So. Portage St., Westfield, NY 14787 or to the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield, 49 So. Portage St., Westfield, NY 14787.
Log on www.masonfuneral.com to send the Wakeley family a message of sympathy, to light a Memorial Candle or for further information.
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