Gloria J. Tongate, 75, of Hawesville, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Locust Hill, KY on August 29, 1947 to the late Jesse and Mary Agnes Robinson Simpson. Gloria was a homemaker. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family, an avid fan of U.K. basketball, football and Elvis. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Stephan Craig Simpson; brothers, Gary Dale, James Cleveland, Richard Allen, Donnie Ray and Joseph Marian Simpson; step daughter, Melissa Brink.
She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Danny Tongate; children, Jamie Russelburg, Rhonda (Mark) Garvin, Jeremy (Karissa) Russelburg and Tyler (Lyndsie) Russelburg; step daughter, Ashley Tongate; grandchildren, Whitney Brooke (Tyson Murray) Garvin, Jaymeson McKay (Melissa) Garvin, Corey James Russelburg, Cecilia Ann Russelburg, Corbin Paige Russelburg, Hunter James Russelburg, Grayson BrantLee Keller, Kaylin Melissa Tongate and Madison Joalee Brink; great grandsons, Tucker McKay Garvin, Owen Jaymeson Garvin and Landon Trygve Garvin; siblings, Debra Kay Simpson, Vicky Lynn Morris, Sylvia Sue Simpson, Robert Keith Simpson, Howard Dean (Shannon) Simpson and Kevin (Marcie) Simpson along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held at 3 pm on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville Chapel with burial following in Serenity Hills. Gloria’s family will be greeting friends on Thursday from 10 am until service time at the funeral home.
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