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Gloria Mary (Beckmann) Hatfield, 86, passed away on January 30 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Ferdinand, IN on June 15, 1927 to the late Edward J. and Gladys L. (Hail) Beckmann.
Gloria grew up in Jasper, IN and graduated from Jasper High School in 1945. She moved to Indianapolis and graduated from the Indiana School of Pharmacy (now Butler University) in 1949. She then worked at Eli Lilly & Co. in Indianapolis as an analytical chemist. She married L. Shirl Hatfield, Jr. on August 30, 1958 and they made their home in Indianapolis. After she raised her family she returned to community pharmacy on a part time basis. She relocated to Charlotte in 2008.
Gloria was a devoted and much loved wife, mother and grandmother. She was passionate about her family and was very proud of her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Shirl, in 2004, as well as her parents and one brother, Marcus John Beckmann.
She is survived by a son, Dr. Mark E. Hatfield (Jan), of Columbus, IN. and a daughter Dr. Sara Hatfield Steelman (Peter) of Charlotte, NC. In addition, she leaves behind four grandsons: Zachary Hatfield and Grant, Trent and Kurt Steelman.
Friends may call from 5-7 PM Tuesday, February 4, 2014 At Flanner and Buchanan – Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46229.
The Funeral Service will be held at 7 PM. Memorials may be sent to the American Parkinson Disease Association.
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