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Gloria Margaret Warford Pizzi

Gloria Margaret Warford Pizzi, 96, of Benld, passed away at Heritage Health in Gillespie, on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 9:07 a.m.

She was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Nebo, to Charles Niebrand and Faye (Gregory) Niebrand.

She married Jackson Warford in Chicago, in 1947. Jackson preceded her in death in 1971. She later married Anthony Pizzi who preceded her in death in 2001.

She was a retired registered nurse for St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Gloria was a hard worker who enjoyed reading, cooking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey (Pam) Warford of Gillespie, James (Linda) Warford of Hanford, CA, Joel (Lola) Warford of Benld; seven grandchildren, Amanda Warford, Kenneth Warford, David Warford, Stacy Streeter, Nicole Eichen, Laura Campbell, Anthony Warford; 11 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Virginia Niebrand.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; son, Jay Matthew Warford; brothers, Frank Niebrand, Billy Niebrand; sisters, Ann Bauer, Idell Fredericks, Bernice Brummer, Charline Brummer and Geraldine Hedges.

Services were held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill with Rev. Dennis Hill officiating.

Burial was at Bunker Hill Cemetery in Bunker Hill.

Memorials are suggested to Dorchester Methodist Church.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, is in charge of the arrangements.