Gloria Ball Schlagel

| 12 Sep 2021 | 08:28

Gloria Ball Schlagel of Warwick entered into rest on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. She was 96.

The daughter of James Ball and Gertrude Pfaendler Ball, she was born on Oct. 22, 1924, in Warwick.

Gloria graduated from SUNY Delhi with a nursing degree and raised her four children while following her husband throughout his military service for 24 years.

They settled back in Edenville in 1966 on the family farm.

She and Walt worked for the Warwick Valley Schools as bus drivers until dad retired. Gloria continued to work for the Warwick Dial-A-Bus until she retired at age 77.

Gloria was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and participated in many community activities. She is “Grandma Schlagel” to many and is known especially for her never empty cookie jar.

She was a wonderful and loving Mom to everyone who touched her life. We shall miss her.

She is survived by her four children: John Schlagel of Cumming, Ga.; Sue Ann Schick of Warwick; Wally Schlagel and wife MaryRita of Warwick; and Mary Johnston and husband Bob of Hagerstown, Md.; eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by husband Walter P. Schlagel; daughter-in-law Pat Schlagel; son-in-law John Schick; nine siblings and 1one great grandchild.

Memorial visitation, followed by a memorial service, was held Sept. 12 at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, Pine Island. Pastor Jordan Voges officiated.

Graveside services for both Gloria and Walter were held Sept. 13 at Warwick Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home. To send a condolence online, please go to