Gloria Kaufman

Gloria Kaufman
Gloria Jewell Kaufman, 90 of Drexel, Missouri passed away April 15, 2017 at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City, Missouri.  Graveside services will be held 1:00 pm Thursday, April 20, 2017 in West Point Cemetery, Amsterdam, Missouri.  There will be no visitation.  Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009).  Contributions are suggested, in lieu of flowers, to the Gloria Kaufman Revocable Trust c/o Hawthorn Bank.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Gloria Jewell Kaufman was born May 16, 1926 in Lenexa, Kansas to Howard Marion and Fannie Mae Latty Williams.  She married the love of her life James Albert Kaufman on August 14, 1943.  To this union, nine children would be born.  For the first three years of their marriage they made their home in Lenexa, then moved the family to the country on a 126 acre farm near Drexel, Missouri.  It was on this farm that they would raise their family and live out the rest of their life.  Gloria worked as a homemaker, bus driver, a cook at the Blair House, and was a Harvey Girl at Union Station.  She enjoyed many hobbies including, quilting, listening to Kansas City Royals baseball games, writing in her journals, reading and baking.  Gloria made amazing cinnamon rolls, a recipe that many tried to replicate, but never could get them to taste the same.   Gloria was a christian woman, and held strongly to her belief in the Lord.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Fannie Mae Williams, step-mother Lillian Spurlock Williams, husband James “Jim” Kaufman, son Wayne Kaufman, son Roger Kaufman, daughter Sherry Page, son Terry Kaufman, daughter Denise Burton, sister Ann Wilson and brothers, Frank and Junior Williams.  She is survived by her daughter Ramona Kaufman of Iowa Park, TX., sons, James Kaufman, Jr. of LaCygne, KS., Ricky Kaufman of LaCygne, KS., and Brian Kaufman and fiancé Brenda Hadley of Drexel, MO., daughter-in-law Ida Kaufman of Merwin, MO., a sister Sylvia Sinacola of Columbus, OH., brother Billy Williams of Fort Scott, KS., 17 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

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11 thoughts on “Gloria Kaufman

  1. So sorry to hear about Gloria she was a very special person I love her very much my love and prayers to the family she will be missed. I know her family meant so much to her just cherish all the wonderful memories that you have
    My prayers are with you all Ellie love


  3. We all loved visiting with her at church and we were all in awe
    when she sat at the piano and played for us by ear. She never used sheet music and played beautifully! She has been missed at South Fork!

  4. Brian, So sorry for your loss. I am sure she is now in God’s house singing and rejoicing. She will forever be in your heart and will watch over you from above.

  5. Somewhere in her papers you will find Gloria’s story in her own words. I was honored to type it for her and yes I received a pan of her special cinnamon rolls as thanks. Gloria is making beautiful music in Heaven now, I’m certain of that. Ruth Murphy Lee

  6. My condolences to the Kaufman family. Her quilt pieces will hold you together with love from above. Doris Russell Yadon.

  7. My sweet memory of Gloria includes her love of dressing dolls in fancy clothes. And her cinnamon rolls! Condolences to the family.

  8. I will always remember us all making a beeline at the family reunions to get one of Aunt Gloria’s wonderful cinnamon roles and a chance to win the raffle for one of her quilts. Also remembering that she had such a joyful laugh. May all of our memories keep her close in heart and thought. With sympathy, Vickie

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. Gloria always had a special place in my heart. One very special lady. A lot of memories of going out to the farm and riding horses and remembering that staircase ! Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. The Owings Girls !

  10. Our condolences go out to the Kaufman family. Gloria was such a sweet lady who treated everyone as family. She will truly be missed.
    Ken n Lucy Hatten, Linda, Susie, Daniel, Kevin n families.

  11. I grew up knowing Gloria as a strong Christian woman she was an inspiration to all.. She will be greatly missed.. She is in heaven making music and enjoying being with loved ones and the Lord rip Gloria and may the family find peace knowing u are finally home

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