Gloria J. Morris, 84, Ephrata, retired from RCA, Naturalization Day volunteer

By on February 18, 2015

Gloria J. (Gelzenlichter) Morris, 84, of Ephrata, formerly of Mountville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at her residence.

She was born in Lancaster to the late Harry and Blanche (Haldeman) Gelzenlichter and was the wife of the late Price M. Morris who passed away in 2012.

Gloria was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ephrata. She was a 1948 graduate of Manheim Township High School and had worked as an inspector at the RCA Corp. from 1950 until 1988 when she retired. Gloria was a member of the China-Burma-India Veterans Auxiliary, Great Valley Basha, and helped with Naturalization Day in Lancaster from 1980 through 1990. She loved music, playing her keyboard, social media, electronic gadgets, driving throughout the countryside, socializing with friends, and attending church. Gloria especially loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by a son: Price M. III, husband of Kathleen (Ressel) Morris of Lancaster; a daughter: Lois Jean, wife of Gregory Walborn of Ephrata; three grandchildren: Kyrie, wife of Brent Zimmerman; Anne and Daniel Morris; and two great-grandchildren: Alexi and Jasper Zimmerman.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother: Harry J. Gelzenlichter.

A viewing will be held Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. Ninth St., Akron, followed by her funeral service at 8 p.m., with Rev. Walter Carter officiating. Interment will take place on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m., in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. There will be a prompt departure for the cemetery on Thursday from the funeral home at 12:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gloria’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 68 N. Church St., Ephrata, PA 17522 or Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/ Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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