Gloria Jean Newman, age 76, of Elgin, passed away February 10, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet, IL. She was born in Sycamore, IL to her loving parents, George and Dorothy (nee Patterson) Holland.

Gloria graduated from Sycamore High School, Class of 1959. She was married to her high school sweetheart for 25 years and together raised a daughter. Gloria went on to work as a K-Mart Jewelry Manager at the Elgin store for many years. Loved ones will remember Gloria’s generous heart and passion for volunteering. She loved to help others whenever she could. In her free time, she enjoyed reading.

Gloria was preceded in death by two infant sons.

Gloria is survived by her daughter Jacqueline Newman; siblings Gary (Judy) Holland, George (Jan) Holland and Gail Holland; grandson Jack (Kalyn) Newman Erickson; great-grandson Scout Jackson Erickson; and many nieces and nephews.

Services and interment will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin IL 60120. For more information call 847-741-1168 or visit

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