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Gloria D. (Wilson) Scholes


Gloria D. (Wilson) Scholes, 84, of Franklin, Kansas, entered into rest Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at her home.

Mrs. Scholes was born April 7, 1938, in Pittsburg, Kansas, the daughter of Clem and Allie Tackett Wilson. Gloria was a homemaker who was raised in Kirkwood and attended Kirkwood Schools. She lived in rural Pittsburg and Franklin most of her life. She was an Elvis and KU fan. She married Charles L. Scholes Sr. on Sept. 13, 1955, in Pittsburg. Mr. Scholes preceded her in death Jan. 10, 2015. She was a member of the Pitt Naz Church in Pittsburg.

She is survived by five sons, Rick (Fay) Scholes Sr., Jerry (Janet) Scholes, Charles Scholes Jr., Mark (Francie) Scholes, and Tim (Marlene) Scholes; four daughters, Debbie Bath, Shelley Neil, Cathy (Mike) Scholes, and Crystal (Will) Smith; 27 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Sr.; three children, Douglas Scholes and twin infant daughters, Charlene and Darlene Scholes; one grandson, one great-grandson; eleven brothers: Willard, Lonnie, Raymond, Herman, Christopher, Lloyd, Maurice, Theodore, Frank, Randy, and Winifred; and four sisters: Reba, Linda, Patty, and Juanita.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, at the Bedene Funeral Home in Arma, Kansas, with Rev. Jim Sukraw officiating. Burial will be at the National Cemetery in Ft. Scott, Kansas, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday following the funeral services. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Bedene Chapel Thursday prior to the funeral services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.