Glenda Kathryn Gardner

August 20, 2019

Glenda Kathryn Gardner of Ponca City, Oklahoma, died Sunday afternoon, August 18, 2019, in the Ponca City Nursing and Rehab at the age of 83 years.

Glenda Kathryn Gardner was born on November 2, 1935, in Eddy, Oklahoma, to Fred Ernest and Mable Doris (Whitney) Looper. She grew up on a farm near Eddy and attended rural school before transferring to Tonkawa High School. She married Bob Richard Gardner of January 19, 1952, in Newkirk and they settled in Ponca City before moving to Lakewood, California, where she served her family as a homemaker. She also sold Shaklee Products from her home for several years. In 1982, they moved to Blackwell to make their home and in 2011 returned to Ponca City. She is a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Ponca City. She enjoyed all family events, especially those that included her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Gardner of Ponca City; a daughter, Lisa Urban of Tonkawa; a son, Lee Gardner of Seal Beach, California; a sister, Donna Webb of Blackwell; two brothers, Lloyd Looper of Goodwell, and Fred Looper of Ponca City; seven grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and one great great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Doris Suits, Wilma Tharp and Eva Ray; and three grandchildren, Nannie and Anthony Looper and Chris Urban.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 23rd in the Roberts and Son Funeral Home Chapel with Russell Rolf of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Ponca City officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Russell Looper, Rodney Looper, Joe Looper, Jarad Looper, Isac Urban and Jimmie Sheets. Recognized as honorary casketbearers posthumously are Chris Urban and Anthony Looper.

A memorial has been established in her honor with M. D. Anderson Cancer Center for breast cancer research in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.

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