Independence – Gloria J. Hummel, 81 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, August 31, 2020, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. She was born on December 27, 1938, in Washington, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer Harry and Mabel Hortense (Baxter) Harland. She graduated from high school in Aurora, Iowa, with the Class of 1957. On June 16, 1957, she and Robert Rex Hummel were married at the Baptist church in Aurora. He preceded her in death in 20017.
Mrs. Hummel worked all of her married life and held different positions in Independence. She worked at a shoe store, drug store, hardware stone, and was a business owner. With her husband, she owned Hummel’s Paint and Glass, Pat’s Tap, and Gloria’s Maid-Rite. She had a passion for cooking. She worked at 3 other restaurants when she was younger and also was a cook at East Buchanan School in Winthrop.
Mrs. Hummel was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Independence and the V.F.W. Auxiliary #2440. She was a past treasurer of the Auxiliary and a past Sunday School teacher at the Presbyterian Church in Quasqueton.
Mrs. Hummel is survived by 2 daughters, Linda (Diana Price) Hummel of Independence and Karen (Shawn) Mahoney of Madrid, Iowa, and 1 son, Steve (Cindy) Hummel of Independence, 5 grandchildren, Eric (Abbie) Mahoney of Waukee, Iowa, johnny (MacKenzie) Mahoney of Sheldahl, Iowa, Andy Hummel of Independence, Amber (Joe) McGrath of Winthrop, and Jeremey (Jessica) Brockmeyer of Independence, and 9 great grandchildren, Kameria Hummel, Mason Hummel, Brody McGrath, Piper McGrath, Kaden Brockmeyer, Keena Brockmeyer, And Knoxwell Brockmeyer, all of Winthrop, and Elliott Mahoney and Colin Mahoney, both of Waukee. She is also survived by 1 brother, Tom (Judy) Harland if Independence and 1 sister, Joan McInteer of Independence.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers, Robert Harland and Donovan Harland.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 4, 2020, at the White Funeral Home in Independence with Rev. John Hougen officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. Friends may call for visitation from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3rd, at the funeral home. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged. A Memorial Fund has been established. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.