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Gloria J. Gardner, 69

1948-2017

Published: July 4, 2017 4:00 AM

Gloria Jean Gardner, 69, of Loudonville passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday evening, June 24, 2017, at Akron General Hospital, Akron, following a brief illness.

Gloria was born Feb. 22, 1948, in Millersburg and was the daughter of Charles Lee and Margaret LaBelle (ne AuFrance) Moore.

Gloria J. Gardner, 69

She had a longtime companion, James Humphrey, who preceded her in death in 2014.

Gloria was a member of Riverview High School's first graduating class, graduating in 1966. She was a longtime manager of the D's Dari-ette of Loudonville and Birdies of Millersburg. Gloria attended River of Life Community Church in Loudonville. She was an avid race car driver in the '70s at the local dirt tracks. She enjoyed arts and crafts for gift-giving. Anyone who knew her knew of her great sense of humor and generosity.

Surviving are children, Sherry Wiston (Tom) of Lakeville, Melanie Humphrey of South Carolina, Jamie Miller (Kevin) of Walnut Creek, Chris Goines of Lakeville, Jimmy Humphrey (Stef) of Loudonville and Todd Humphrey (Sarah) of Loudonville; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Ann (Moore) Thompkins of Warsaw and Candice Lee (Moore) Spangler of Worthington; a brother, Rodger Dean Moore (Peggy) of Blissfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind a much-loved dog, Sadie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; former husband, Danny Gardner; two brothers, Charles Lee Moore Jr. and James Richard Moore; and two nieces, Tara Moore and Rigel Thompkins Lee.

A funeral service was 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg. Pastor Hetzel See Jr. officiated. Burial was in Drake's Valley Cemetery. Friends were able to call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, and one hour before the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Those wishing to share a memory or make online condolences may do so by visiting www.alexanderfhinc.com.

Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to River of Life Community Church or to the Lakeville Fire Department.


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