July 14, 1942 – August 4, 2018
Gloria Jean “Oma” Krancher, of Cypress, Texas, passed away peacefully on August 4th, 2018. She spent her final days surrounded by her family who both loved and admired her dearly: daughters, Kathy Benz, and Kelley Stewart (& husband, Kelso), and son, Robert Krancher (& wife, Marianne), and grandchildren, Morgan Miller (& husband, Daylon), Madison Messina, Macy Messina, Kelso Stewart, Zakary Krancher, Nikolas Krancher and her loyal dog, Dolly.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Ray Krancher; parents, Otto & Mary Lee Urban; and mother-in-law, Marie Lee Kennedy.
Gloria was born in LaGrange, Texas on July 14, 1942. She graduated from Sam Houston High School in Houston, Texas and began a nearly 40 year career in the insurance industry where she was a loved and dedicated employee who was well-respected for her expertise. She was a very proud provider and supported her children through their college careers which produced: a High School Counselor, Phamacist and Electrical Engineer. In addition, she continued this tradition by providing some financial support and much encouragement to her granddaughters during their college years. Her endless energies were dedicated to her family, showing unconditional love and support to all. Oma was a passionate caregiver for her children, grandchildren, and family elders. She was a devout Catholic, a parishioner of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church and recited the rosary nightly. Gloria was dedicated to both God and his Church; and supported Cypress Assistance Ministries, Angels’ Attic, and several Catholic Charities. She was a passionate news connoisseur, watching the nightly national news and devouring the newspaper from front to back. She enjoyed keeping abreast of current events, politics, and world affairs. Gloria enjoyed traveling, reading, attending the theater and movies, gardening, and was an avid recycler. She will be missed by her many backyard friends including the squirrels and birds whom she fed when they visited her daily. She traveled around the country, but especially loved Texas road trips, enjoying small town barbeque stops and country bakeries, especially for kolaches and poppy seed rolls. Oma leaves her family rich in cherished memories including trips, family dinners, special holiday traditions, playdates with her grandchildren, and daily routines with her children. Gloria never met a stranger. She made everyone she encountered feel loved and accepted. Gloria was such a special lady!
In lieu of flowers, a donation to one of the many charties that Gloria generously supported would be appreciated: Covenant House, Habitat for Humanity, Houston Food Bank or Houston SPCA.
- Memorial Visitation and Fellowship Wednesday, August 15, 2018
- Rosary Wednesday, August 15, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, August 16, 2018
- Committal Service Thursday, August 16, 2018