Sheckler, Gloria

Gloria R. Sheckler

Gloria R. Sheckler, 95, formerly of Galesburg and Gladstone, died at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Courtyard Estates of Knoxville.

She was born January 11, 1927, in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Earnest B. and Edith Maud (Carrier) Stanbary.  She married Robert A. Pedigo on October 24, 1948 in Monmouth.  Together they had three children, Thomas, Timothy, and Jean Pedigo.  She later married Robert B. Sheckler on March 18, 1983, in Kimberling, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on January 13, 2016 after nearly 33 years of marriage.  With this union, she gained three step-sons, Robert, Mark, and David Sheckler. 

She is survived by her children, Thomas L. (Cathy) Pedigo of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Timothy A. (Marsha) Pedigo of Galesburg, and Jean M. (Rocky) Warta of Greeley, Colorado; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many dear nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and three sisters.

Gloria graduated from Galesburg High School in 1945.  She had worked at Mayo Hospital, Fashion Bootery, Heart’s Jewelry, and Doyle’s Gift Shop before working as a timekeeper at Butler Manufacturing Company in Galesburg for 14 years before retiring.  She attended First Christian Church.

Visitation will be 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services of Galesburg.  Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Bickel officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.  Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s website at

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