Gloria (Shaw) Shores, age 68, of Des Moines Iowa, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

Gloria was born August 3, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, second daughter to Ronald and Ruth (Croom) Shaw. Gloria had five sisters: Charlotte, Carol, Elizabeth, Diana, and Adrian.

Gloria married Raymond Hill who preceded her in death. In 1984, she married Mark Shores, who also preceded her in death.

Gloria raised five children and one granddaughter.

Gloria attended Marshall High School in Chicago, Illinois. Throughout her life she was active and loved running and playing softball. Throughout Gloria’s life she worked at Ford Motor Company and held various job positions. Gloria was very creative. She made her own jewelry and loved to create frames for the vast number of pictures and caricatures that she had of her children, family, and friends.

Gloria was a faithful member of the Jehovah Witnesses for more than 42 years. Her religion and strong faith in God were very important to her and led her to encourage others. She enjoyed sharing scriptures and giving biblical testimonies. Throughout her life she introduced many to her faith.

Gloria was such a free-spirit. She loved to explore- whether walking around or driving a from place to place seeking adventure. She moved to Des Moines, Iowa in February 2014, where she loved the comforts of the area.

Gloria was a caring and loving person who loved to sing and entertain with family and friends. Throughout her life, Gloria had many friends who were very fond of her. Gloria’s radiant smile, infectious personality, and humor were always a delight.

Gloria is survived by her children, Gerald B. Shaw (Tonya), Anthony M. Shaw, Louise Q. Davis (Michael); and a host of grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, family and a host of treasured friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughters, Gwendolyn Eileen Shaw, Kimberly Ruth Strahan, and her parents, Ronald and Ruth.

In light of the development of the COVID-19 precautions, no public visitation will be held. A memorial service of a celebration of Gloria’s life will be held in Chicago, IL at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at

Service Details

No public visitation is planned
Celebration of Life is planned for a later date in Chicago, IL
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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