PALM HAROB, Florida — Gloria J. Batts passed away recently peacefully in her sleep in Palm Harbor, Florida. Her family had been with her as her life made the transition from earth to heaven.

They were at her side whispering, holding, kissing and sharing their love and more. She was born in Flint, Michigan, and enjoyed homes in Maggie Valley, and Clearwater, Florida.

She loved her family, flowers, her garden, nature and all of Gods animals and creatures. She lived a wondrous and very fulfilled life and traveled the world with the love of her life — her husband — Larry, who passed away 17 years ago. Together they had built the largest recreational vehicle business in the Southeastern United States.

She is survived by her loving sister Nani Maloney of Fort Lauderdale; her nephew, Linc Thorne of Tallahassee; her great niece Taylor Marie Thorne of Tallahassee; nephew Robert Coggeshall, of Great Falls, Virginia; niece Nancy Coggeshall of Las Vegas; Nephew Mark Hoogerwerf of Clearwater; nephew Pastor Greg Hoogerwerf of Houston; Pastor Bruce Hoogerwerf of New Port Richey; niece Cathy Wingert of New Port Richey; and many other great nieces and nephews around the country.

The family wishes to thank Gloria’s friends and each of the families friends who have poured out love, prayers, and support during these challenging times.

Matthew 5.4 “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.”

There will be services Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 1320 Main St., Dunedin, Florida. Visitation at 10 a.m.; service at 11. Family members and Pastors Greg Hoogerwerf and Bruce Hoogerwerf will conduct the service.

Those who would like to send flowers may do so to the above address. Those who would like to support her favorite charity may donate in her name to the Humane Society of Pinellas County, (Attention Amanda) at 3040 State road 590, Clearwater, FL 33759.

Cards would be meaningful — to Nani at 740 South Federal Hwy. # 204, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 After the funeral service, burial will be at Sylvan Abbey memorial park, 2860 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater 34618 in the Peacefield Courtyard Mausoleum next to her beloved Larry.

Family and special guests are invited to a celebration of her life following the services at Harbor Chase located at 2960 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, Florida.

Gloria will never be forgotten. She will remain in our hearts forever. She is in God’s hands now. Aloha, Gloria.

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