Gloria Kibler McFall

Gloria Kibler McFall, a lifelong resident of Front Royal, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Hidden Springs Senior Living in Bentonville, Virginia. Just recently, immediate family and friends held a celebration of her life, honoring her 95th birthday.

Mrs. McFall was born on October 4, 1923 to Inman Otis and Emily Harrison Kibler, founders of Kibler Furniture Company in Front Royal, purveyors of fine furniture, and a retail fixture on East Main Street for over 75 years.
Mrs. McFall graduated from Warren County High School and Penn Hall College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She married Francis Hamilton McFall, son of Lacy Hamilton and Gussie Virginia Rosser McFall on June 5, 1948.
Upon the death of her father in 1978, Gloria became the President of Kibler Furniture Company Inc., and with her husband Francis (died 2012), they traveled twice a year to the High Point North Carolina Furniture Market in pursuit of the newest lines for the store. Together, they also enjoyed frequent trips to the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia where they became regular guests, always receiving the Presidential Suite as their quarters.

Mrs. McFall also enjoyed horticulture, and was a member and former President of the Valley Garden Club. She received many awards for her creative arrangements. She was also an avid Bridge player, founding a local club in Front Royal many years ago.

She is survived by two children, Gloria McFall Miller (husband Charles Richard Miller Sr. died June 5, 2018) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and son Gary Hamilton McFall and his partner Robert Ramoy of Bethesda, Maryland and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, her grandchildren, Christina Miller Treacy and husband Jim of Great Falls, Virginia, and Charles Richard Miller, Jr. and wife Julie of Wernersville, Pennsylvania, her great grandchildren Emily, Lauren, Ellie, Evan, and Joshua.

In her latter years, Mrs. McFall was surrounded in her home by a legion of loving supporters, including neighbors Barbara Dotson and Jane Riddleberger, niece Barbara Whitehead, caregivers Mitzi Norman and Sharon Day, and devoted General Manager of Kibler Furniture Company, Thomas Tharpe.

A memorial service for Mrs. McFall will be on Friday, October 12, 2018, 11:00 AM at Front Royal United Methodist Church followed by interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery along side her beloved husband, Francis. Following the burial, a reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

Pallbearers will include Thomas Tharpe, Jim Treacy, Charles Richard Miller, Jr., Ron Whitehead, Emily Treacy, Lauren Treacy, Ellie Miller, Evan Miller, and Joshua Miller.

  3 comments for “Gloria Kibler McFall

  1. Kathy and Thom Connelly
    October 11, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Dear Gary, What a full and wonderful life your mother lived. May she rest in peace.

  2. Brenda Napier Raflo
    October 21, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    GJ and Gary,

    You both were so blessed to have such such wonderful parents. May you hearts be lightened with happy memories in this difficult time.

  3. Prudence Mathews
    November 7, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Our family was so close to the McFall family. I remember hearing wonderful and funny stories and in particular I remember Miss Gussie and her “snicker”..she was a mess ! The Kibler’s lived across the street from us, and I remember when Gloria and Francis were getting married, my grandmother took me with her to see the wedding gifts that were on display in the dining room (we did that in my day too!). Gloria was so Beautiful and always wore lots of make up (Emily did too) and she looked like a Movie Star to me! I know you all will miss her, she was a sweet and loving person and was so proud of Gloria Jo and Gary. God’s Blessing to each of you.

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