Gloria Dean Shiver Kircus, 88, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away on October 1, 2022 in Sylacauga, Alabama.
Gloria was born in Shreveport, Louisiana to Roy and Daisy Shiver. She graduated from Fair Park High School in 1952. She went on to earn a degree in Education from Jacksonville State University. She furthered her education and received her masters and double A from University of Alabama, Birmingham. She taught elementary school for over 45 years.
In her spare time she enjoyed being with her grandsons and children. Holidays and birthdays were always a fun time at her home. She also enjoyed traveling with her friends and family and shopping for antiques.
Gloria was a member of Meadow Brook Baptist Church, where she enjoyed being of a member of the Pacesetters and Sonshine Singers choir. She loved serving Lord in several churches as a Sunday School teacher, youth leader, choir member, GA leader, Acteen leader and in many other ways.
Gloria is survived by her children, Belinda Kircus Stroud and her husband Stephen; Charlton Dean Kircus and his wife Kelli; grandchildren, Barkley Stroud, Bentley Stroud and Tanner Cleveland; sister, Mickey Shiver Faraldo, and five nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Daisy Shiver and sister Bobbye Shiver Cannon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Samford University Parents Association Scholarship Fund.
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Birmingham, AL 35229