Mrs. Gloria Gosnell Staley of Spring Grove, PA (formally of Frederick, Maryland) passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 15, 2023 in the company of family at Homewood Nursing Home in Hanover, PA. Miss Gloria to most and Nan to family had a long and colorful 95 years of life.
She liked nothing better than having a good time with family and friends. She loved to talk and tell stories. She also enjoyed her flowers and especially decorating. She spent many hours at Mill Crossing Condominium in Frederick Maryland decorating for every season.
Miss Gloria was born on July 14, 1927 to Margaret Delane Gosnell (Michael) and William Steiner Gosnell and was the last member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by 5 brothers: Steiner Curtis Gosnell, Harry O. Gosnell, William David Gosnell, Franklin Clifford Gosnell, Thomas Murray Gosnell and 3 sisters Natoma Audrey Mae Deater, Geraldine Frances Abrecht, and Betty Jane Davis. Her husband Orval Ward Staley Sr. and children Ward Michael Staley and Orval Ward Staley Jr. also predeceased her. Surviving her are daughter Dru Ellen Huffman and husband Allen James Huffman of Odenton, Maryland and son Dean Mitchell Staley and wife Joanne Jean Staley of Spring Grove, PA. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren Bonnie Caitlin Zuniga (Lehmann) and husband Michael David Zuniga of Middletown Maryland, Melissa Marie Staley, Joshua Ryan Staley, and Sarah Beth Staley. She also has 5 great grandchildren Landon Michael Zuniga, Lilah Grace Zuniga, Greyson David Zuniga, Corbin Samuel Zuniga, and Ryland Jesse Ward Zuniga.
The family will receive friends from 12-1 PM on Tuesday, January 24 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702 where a funeral service will begin at 1:00 PM. Interment will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.