April 14, 1924 - October 11, 2012
Gloria Joffee Goodfriend, 88, Buffalo Grove, IL passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30am at The Louis Memorial Chapel, 6830 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri on Monday, October 15. Burial Rose Hill Cemetery. Gloria was married to Robert Goodfriend for 50 years. Resided in Kansas City until 2004 and then moved to Buffalo Grove to live with her daughter Cathy Novak and husband Keith. She received her undergraduate degree in English at the age of 69 from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and her Master’s Degree in English at 75 from Baker University. Gloria was the Director of the Arts and Poetry department for many years at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. She was also a free-lance writer writing for both the Plaza Magazine and the Menorah Medical Center “Pulse” magazine. She also wrote many human interest stories for the Kansas City Star and other publications. She was awarded the Hannah G. Solomon award for her long time contributions to the National Council of Jewish Women. She was also a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Gloria is survived by her daughter Cathy Goodfriend Novak(husband Keith Novak), her grandchildren Meredith Schild, Lauren Turner(husband Brian Turner), Jamie Goodfriend and Jonathan Goodfriend. Great-grandchildren Izabella, Olivia, Averie, Lily and Reese. Contributions may be made through the family to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Shiva will be held in Buffalo Grove, IL Wednesday, October17, at the home of Cathy Novak from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Please contact the funeral home for additional information.
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