Sorrells Funeral Home Logo White dove outlined in gold inside a simple diamond shape.

Sorrells Funeral Home

Gloria Sanford Lupkes

Obituary image of Gloria Sanford Lupkes

Friday, May 4, 1945 - Monday, January 7, 2019

Mrs. Gloria Sanford Lupkes of Wicksburg passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at her home. She was 73. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Slocomb with Rev. Jerry Glover officiating. Burial will follow in the Jellico Community Cemetery in Wicksburg. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral hone one hour prior to service time. 

Mrs. Lupkes was born May 4, 1945 in California to the late Robert M. and Lillian Jordan Sanford. Gloria enjoyed working in the outdoors, and doing crafts especially crocheting. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

In addition to her parents, husband, Stephen G. Lupkes; son, Robert William Sirmons preceded her in death. 

Survivors include daughters, Donna Smith (Larry), and Dr. Sharon Sirmons; sons: Brian Lupkes (Trudy), and Brad Lupkes; 10 grandchildren; sisters: Katherine Smith (Ronald), and Marie DeHaven (Edward); brother, Robert Sanford (Robbie); loving nieces, nephews and cousins; other extended family and friends.




Funeral Service

Date: Monday, January 14, 2019



Add Your Own

Nancy Turnham

Dear family,
I wish I had words to say how sorry I am for your loss. Mr. and Mrs. Lupkes were very special to me. Mrs. Lupkes especially, as she has been with me my entire career. All of us were devastated to hear of her passing.
Miss Gloria made each of us smile and always had such a positive outlook. I loved to see what she was crocheting next- she was always working on something! Never let a minute go to waste :) It was a privilege to be her provider- we miss them both.
Please let us know if we can be of help at this time.

Leave a Condolence

Leave a Comment

Add a Candle?