Gloria Marchetti, 77, a Chicago native, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Olathe, KS where she was residing with her daughter Carla Marchetti, partner Capri Hales and their two children Braden and Brooklyn. She was born August 27, 1934 in Chicago, IL to Leo and Hazel Elsey Borst. Over the years she worked as a professional seamstress. She also worked for Illinois Bell, Solo Cup, Westerfield’s One West and Ingalls Memorial Hospital. She retired in 2007 when she moved to Olathe, KS.
Gloria was a very strong, independent and courageous woman. She was funny, kind, loving, generous, witty and smart. Her family was always first; she had an understanding and forgiving nature and gave everything she could to all of us. Gloria was such a beautiful person inside and out who was liked by everyone. All of us were very proud to have her as our mother, grandmother and our friend. She was treasured and loved by her family and will be greatly missed.
She enjoyed all forms of crafts which included sewing, crocheting, knitting, and macramé. She loved bumming (shopping), cooking, baking, reading, playing cards and traveling. She was a Son’s of Italy Member until 2007.
Gloria is survived by daughters Carla Marchetti, Sharon Oppelt and Cindy Breece. Grandchildren Brooklyn Marchetti Hales, Braden Hales, Natalie O’Neill, Brian O’Neill and Kim O’Neill. Great Grandchildren, Chase Lavizzio and Mikey O’Neill. Brothers, David Borst, Leo Borst and sister Hazel Bessett. Stepchildren, Gene Marchetti, Jr., Robert Marchetti, William Marchetti and Joyce Marchetti and 11 additional grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.