Gloria Ann Combs, 60, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 12, 2007, at the Hospice House of the Ozarks in Mountain Home.
loria Combs was born Aug. 13, 1946, at Little Rock, Ark., to Earl and Gladys Rice Diemer. She married Bill Combs on June 25, 1976, at Little Rock. She earned a bachelor's degree in special education from Henderson State Teachers College and worked as a school teacher in the Benton School District for 26 years. She was a member of the Parkview Methodist Church in Benton. She is survived by: her husband, Bill Combs of Cherokee Village; and one daughter, Rachael Shelnut and her husband James Matthew of Benton. Funeral services were held May 19 at the Roller-Ballard Funeral Home Chapel with Marcus Blakely officiating. Burial followed in the Bolin Cemetery. Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services of Mountain Home. An online obituary and guest book is available at www.kirbyandfamily.com.