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age 82, of Canton, passed away Sunday June 30, 2013 in Bethany Nursing Home in Canton. She was born October 10, 1930 to Karl and Ida (Gloor) Stutz. Gloria worked as a secretary for Dr. Joseph Yut. She was a dedicated member of Christ Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and Deacon, served in the Worship Ministry and Fellowship Ministry, prepared communion and arranged flowers. Gloria was a past executive secretary and circulation manager for the Garden Club of Ohio and past president of the Afternoon Garden Club of Canton and the Canton Garden Center. She was a National Garden Club Flower Show Judge and past president for the Landscape Design Consultants. Currently she was secretary and treasurer of the Swiss Ladies Aid Society, formerly an editor of the North American Swiss Alliance Publication and she had served on the board of directors of the North American Swiss Alliance. She was a loyal football and basketball fan of McKinley and Hoover High Schools and was an avid and dedicated Canton Hall of Fame Festivity supporter and volunteer. Gloria, with her husband Lee, had also been a Canton Jaycee and Canton Rotarian.
She was preceded in death by her husband M. Lee Atwell in 1990. She is survived by countless close and cherished friends whom she considered her family. Calling hours will be Wednesday 4-5 p.m. in the Parlor at Christ Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will begin at 5 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary with Rev. Dr. David deVries officiating. Private interment will be in North Canton Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Christ Presbyterian Church, 530 Tuscarawas Street West, Canton, Ohio 44702, Canton Garden Center, 1616 Stadium Park Drive NW, Canton, Ohio 44718 or the Garden Club of Ohio Life Member Scholarship, c/o Deborah Wyght, Treas., 3303 Royal Place, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208.
Published in The Repository on July 2, 2013