Gloria A. Arens, 87, of Peoria, formerly of Washington, passed away at 5:03 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2022, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born on September 1, 1935, in Peoria the daughter of Clifford and Anna Blumenshine.  She married George Arens. 

Surviving are two brothers, Ronald (Janet) Blumenshine of Peoria, IL, and Roger (Elizabeth) Blumenshine of Midland, MI. Also surviving are a host of nieces and nephews.  Her husband and one son, Clifford Arens, preceded her in death.

She worked and retired from Kroger’s in Washington as a clerk.

A private burial will be held at Glendale Cemetery in Washington. In lieu of flowers or donations, please do a kind deed for someone in need. To share a memory or send a condolence to her family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com. Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington is assisting the family with arrangements.