Gloria A Schrand, 70, passed into Jesus’ arms on Aug. 11, 2019, in the evening at the James Medical ICU.
She was born Aug. 2, 1949, in Logan County. Gloria was the daughter of the late John E. Ward and Gatha E. Coates Ward. She married Edward John Schrand on Sept. 5, 1970, and he preceded her in death as did her brother, Wayne Ward.
Gloria and Ed had no children, but many loving relatives. Gloria is survived by sisters, Linda (Larry) Sparks and Joni (Bob) Meister, both of West Liberty; a brother, Dale (Mary) Ward of Bellefontaine; several nieces, Deana (David) Gibson, Cindy (Todd) Dallas, Shannon (Steve) Wenger and nephews, Tyler (Tiffany) Sparks, Dale (Dianne) Ward Jr., Jon (Heidi) Ward, Fran (Bretnie) Meister, Ryan Meister and Chris (Anne) Schrand, all of whom were constantly visiting and loving on the BEST Aunt ever.
Gloria was a graduate of Logan Hills High School in 1967. She worked for Underwriter’s Laboratory most of her life as executive secretary. She was a member of the Catholic Church in Chapel Hill, N.C. Moving back to Ohio 14 years ago, she continued her faith study in the Catholic and Nazarene churches.
Gloria was an avid golfer and loved gardening and showing flowers at the Champaign County Fair yearly. She looked forward to seeing her weekly night bowling team and the fun they would have. One big highlight of her life was volunteering at the West Liberty-Salem school faithfully for 11 years in her the classroom of her niece, Cindy Dallas. Oh, how she loved working with the WL-S students. Gloria enjoyed camping with her sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Larry throughout the summer, along with dogs, Charlie and Pepper. Gloria was active in the Logan County Cancer Society’s Doors of EnCOURAGEment campaign by supplying doors for others to decorate and sell. Gloria loved serving her West Liberty community by being a Lions Club member. She was involved in many Lions activities and served as the president in 2018-2019. She continued to serve her community and country by being a coronary donor after her death.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Quest Community Church, 110 South St., West Liberty, following visitation that begins at 10 a.m. A private family burial is in Fairview Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests you send donations to the West Liberty Lions Club, P.O. Box 686, West Liberty, OH, 43357; and the West Liberty-Salem Tiger Strong field house project, in care of the West Liberty-Salem Athletic Association, P.O. Box 935, West Liberty, OH, 43357 in Gloria’s name.
Express condolences at www.jenningsfarley.com.