Gloria Bodkin

March 26, 1938 ~ July 22, 2019 (age 81)

Gloria Ann Moore Bodkin, 81, of Olin passed away at her home on July 22, 2019.


A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Olin. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to the time of the service. Burial will be held at Antioch Cemetery.


Gloria was born in Jackson County, Iowa on March 26, 1938 to Alfred and Katherine (Hinrichs) Moore. She graduated from Olin High school.


Gloria married Ronnie Fowler and had one daughter Rhona Jean. They later divorced. She then met Jack Bodkin at Clinton Engines and they later married in 1994.


Gloria began her career at Clinton Engines and finished with her love of cooking at Valley View at Olin corners. In between she had many secretarial jobs and restaurant work including City Limits in Anamosa and Triangle Café in Olin. In retirement she worked for 13 years at R.J.’s Grocery in Olin.


Gloria was a member if the United Methodist Church in Olin. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, cooking and embroidering. She loved taking care of her family and friends. She also enjoyed the cabin and fishing in Guttenberg.


Those left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Rhona (Jude) Haag of Olin, sisters; Marlene Levsen of Olin, Coleen (Gary) Townsend of Mechanicsville, brother, Carlyle “Butch” Moore of Mechanicsville, sister-in-law Susan Moore of Tipton and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack, brothers; Harlan (Rosalie) Moore, Delbert “Sam” (Rosella) Moore, Wylis “Tip” Moore, Merlin (Carolyn) Moore, Larry (Annie) Moore, Gerald “Rich” Moore, sisters; Roberta (Gunther) Christiansen, Wanda (Robert, Sr.) Petersen (Gale Williams), Carol (Chris) Bendixen, brothers-in-law Joe Levsen, Don “Bus” (Donna) Bodkin and Darrell “Red” (Norma) Bodkin.


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