Gloria Jan Stevenson of Perry, Ga., and formerly of Danville, died Oct. 6 in Greencastle. She was 78.
Born Aug. 11, 1934, she was the daughter of Scott A.C. and Nell Mae Strader Gentry. She married Joe Stevenson.
She graduated from Tudor Hall Girls School in 1952. She attended Butler University and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Mrs. Stevenson was an accomplished equestrian. She rode and showed English equitation throughout her high school and college years. She met her husband at a horse show. The couple married in 1955 and settled in Danville. They raised thoroughbred and standard bred horses.
She was active in Danville Tri Kappa sorority for many years. The family was also very active in the 4-H program.
Mrs. Stevenson moved in Perry to be close to her daughter 17 years ago. During those years, she worked at the New Perry Hotel and Lane’s Packing House.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Marc and Kelly Stevenson; her daughter and son-in-law, Todd and Josie Lowery; four grandchildren, Colt Stevenson and Grayson, Mary Catherine, and Nathan Lowery.
The family will be holding a private service.
Crown Hill Funeral Home is making the arrangements.