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Gloria JoAnne Gray, 84, of rural Green Hill, passed away at IU Arnett Hospital at 5:30 AM September 25, 2013 from complications of a stroke. She was born January 21, 1929 in Danville, IL. She was the adopted daughter of C. Earl and Tamsy M. (Shoaf) Wagoner. She married LeRoy Thomas Gray November 6, 1948 at Armstrong Chapel. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1988.
JoAnne was a 1947 graduate of Otterbein High School. She was a member of Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, where over the years she served in many capacities, including pianist and organist. She also was a member of United Methodist Women, Delta Sigma Kappa Sorority (Epsilon Chapter), TOPS, and several Bridge groups. She had also served on the Medina Township Advisory Board. She retired from Purdue University School of Civil Engineering business office in 1991 after 22 years of service. JoAnne enjoyed flower gardening, bird watching, quilting, and visiting with family and friends.
Surviving are three daughters, Gloria Harwood (husband Dwight) of Noblesville, Sue Murray (husband Bill) of Olney, MD, and Cathy Dolk (husband Bill) of Houston, TX, son David (wife Maureen) of Lafayette, eight grandchildren, Brady Plummer (wife Kathryn), Amanda Hill (husband Scott), Bill Murray (wife Megan), Ellen Saltzman (husband Phil), Lauren Dolk and Bryan Dolk, Patrick (wife Debbie) and Elaine Gray, three great-granddaughters and five great-grandsons and sister, Adora (Myer) Strohl of Homer, IL. A brother, Robert Myer, preceded her in death in 1980.
Visitation will be Friday, September 27, 2013, from 5-8 PM, at Shoemaker Funeral Home, Otterbein. Funeral services will be at 11 AM, Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, with Pastor Gene Ansell officiating. Burial will be at Armstrong Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church or to Warren County's Salvation Army.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Sept. 26 to Sept. 27, 2013