Gloria Ann McCarty

January 19, 1948August 7, 2019

Gloria Schaffner McCarty left this life on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the age of 71. Visitation will be 9:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South in Abilene. Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM in the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories.

Gloria was born in Sweetwater on January 19, 1948 to Alfred and Rosemary Kafer Schaffner. She married Jerry McCarty and the couple was together 40 years before he preceded her in death. Gloria worked as a bank teller, but her joys in life included yard work, dogs, teaching Sunday School and the Dallas Cowboys. She was a loving and kind person, and always helpful to others. She always had a smile and never complained. It has been said of Gloria, “to know her was to love her…”

She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry and her parents.

She is survived by her two brothers, Roland Schaffner and wife Gisella; Rex Schaffner and wife Jackie; three sisters, Barbara Belcher and husband Sammy; Teresa Coker and husband Randy; and Ramona Hernandez and husband Chris. She is also survived by brothers-in-law David McCarty and wife Karen; Mark McCarty and wife Sandy; sister-in-law Janice Polnick and husband Jim; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of Willow Springs Health and Rehabilitation for their loving care of Gloria over the past several years.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2019


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Gary Kafer

August 14, 2019

So sorry to hear of the loss of Gloria. She was always that shining beacon on a hill. Her life was an inspiration to us all.

Carolyn Young

August 12, 2019

Gloria was ALWAYS happy and loved to laugh with me. She was SO devoted to Jerry and the last years of her difficult life always said she wanted to be with Jerry. They were joined at the hip I suppose.

In spite of her many health issues, her light shone brightly with joy and love. She always would light up when I came in her room and was in tears of gladness to see me and probably everyone who came in,

Her courage and endurance will inspire us all, you will be missed Gloria. Have so many memories of our early years, always lots of fun.

May God bring great comfort to her family knowing she is whole again and in God's presence.