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Gloria McClure Van Wert

Published: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 8:00 a.m. CDT

Gloria McClure, 71, of Van Wert died Dec. 29, 2012, at Clarke County Hospital.

Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osceola. The Rev. Butch Black officiated. Interment was in Van Wert Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for a fitting tribute to be decided at a later time.

Gloria Gay McClure, daughter of Audry Lorene (McConnell) and Elmer Gilbert, was born Oct. 17, 1941, in Marshalltown.

Gloria grew up in the Van Wert area and graduated from Van Wert High School in 1958.

On Nov. 17, 1961, Gloria married Don McClure.

Together Gloria and Don spent nearly 50 years in Van Wert.

Gloria is survived by her daughters, Deleth (Kurt) Halvorsen, Dana (Matt) Roemer and Dyan (Brad) Holterhaus; grandchildren, Alisha (Chris) Bassler, Tanner Halvorsen (fiancée Serena Be), Samantha and Sarah Roemer and Tara and Taylor Holterhaus; brother Glen (Shirley) Gilbert and Kenny (Juanita) Gilbert; sisters, Connie (Gail) Clausen and Karen (Gary Allard) Defenbaugh; as well as other relatives and many friends.

Gloria was preceded in death by her husband; parents and father-in-law Ward E. McClure.

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