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Gloria Ruth Drop

October 3, 1928 — April 22, 2021

Gloria R. Drop, 92, died Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Westwood Specialty Care in Sioux City, IA.

A visitation will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Larkin Chapel, 2320 Outer Drive North, with a Prayer Service at 6:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Friday, April 30, 2021, at Holy Cross Parish-St. Michael Catholic Church with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences can be posted for the family at www.christysmith.com .

Gloria Ruth Brown, the daughter of George Sr. and Ethel (Crow) Brown was born October 3, 1928, in Van Wert, OH.

On March 13, 1948, Gloria was united in marriage with Joseph J. Drop in Cleveland, OH. Gloria was a homemaker, and the family lived in Ohio, Texas, and New York before moving to Sioux City in 1964. Joseph died May 2, 2009.

Gloria was a member of St. Michael Church, the Altar Society, and the church Bridge Club. She also volunteered at Holy Spirit Retirement Community, the Carmelite Monastery, and St. Joseph Hospital in the Blue Daisy Gift Shop. She also worked at Kathy’s Balloon Shop and Bloom’s Flower Shop. Gloria was active with the Cub Scouts and the Girl Scouts when her children and grandchildren were involved. She was known for her bright smile and enjoyed travelling the globe with her husband.

Gloria is survived by two sons, David (Becky) Drop of New Castle, CO, Timothy (Norma) Drop of Tulsa, OK; two daughters, Cassandra (Harold) Saul of Sioux City, Melinda (James) Fredericks of Columbus, MT; a daughter-in-law, Ann Drop of Iowa City; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Mark (Bridget) Brown of Tellico Plains, TN, Rebecca Guthrie of Cleveland, OH; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Christopher Drop; and two brothers, George “Don” Brown II and Carl Brown.

The family has requested that memorials be directed to St. Michael Catholic Church or the Carmelite Monastery.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, April 29, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Larkin Chapel

2320 Outer Drive North, Sioux City, IA 51104

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Parish Vigil Service

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Starts at 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Larkin Chapel

2320 Outer Drive North, Sioux City, IA 51104

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Funeral

Friday, April 30, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Michael's Catholic Church-Sioux City

2223 Indian Hills Drive, Sioux City, IA 51104

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