Verda Gloeckner

July 3, 1924 - October 15, 2018
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Verda E. Gloeckner, 94, of Dover, went home to be with her Lord, on October 15, 2018 in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover.

Born in Strasburg on July 3, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Florence (Keith) Zeltman.

After graduating from Strasburg High School, Verda continued her formal educati…

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Verda E. Gloeckner, 94, of Dover, went home to be with her Lord, on October 15, 2018 in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover.

Born in Strasburg on July 3, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Florence (Keith) Zeltman.

After graduating from Strasburg High School, Verda continued her formal education at the former Cleveland Metropolitan Hospital. She also completed nurse training and served in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps in preparation for World War II. Then, she was recruited by the Red Cross and worked in UCLA’s polio department caring for individuals in iron lungs.

Verda married her late husband, Jay S. Gloeckner in 1952. He preceded her in passing on September 2, 1994. Together, they were blessed with the birth of two daughters and two sons.

Her professional career spanned more than 40 years with the Red Cross, the Arabian American Oil Company and Union Hospital as a registered nurse.

Her faith was nurtured at the Dover Bible Church where she was a member of the bible study group. She was also an alumni member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Hospital.

Verda will be deeply missed by her family including her children, Steven (Karen) Gloeckner and Sandra Gloeckner, both of Dover, and Sharon (Norman) Perkins of California; her grandsons, Zachary (Alexandra) Perkins of Washington, and Jeremy Perkins of California; and her brother, Bob Zeltman of Strasburg.

In addition to her parents and husband, Verda was preceded in passing by her son, Thomas.

Visitation will be held in the Dover Bible Church on Saturday from 12 noon to 2 PM. A service will begin at 2 PM officiated by The Rev. Mark Britton. Burial will follow the service at Grandview Union Cemetery in Strasburg.

Memorial contributions in memory of Verda may be directed to Dover Bible Church, 4173 Minard Rd. Dover, Ohio 44622.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 2:00 pm

Dover Bible Church

Address:

4173 Minard Road NW, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Dover Bible Church

Address:

4173 Minard Road NW, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Dover Bible Church

4173 Minard Road NW
Dover, OH 44622

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Born: July 3, 1924
Died: October 15, 2018

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Cheryl J Skinner, Belmont Co Military Museum posted on 10/18/18

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Verda E. Gloeckner, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Cadet Nurse Corps, Verda E. Gloeckner, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

CATHI SCOTT SEDOR posted on 10/17/18

SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOTHERS PASSING . MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHIES AND PRAYERS AND LOVE , STEVE , KAREN AND FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL .

 

Peggy Bryan posted on 10/17/18

Verda was a truly special lady. I am so fortunate to have met her and spent time with her when I worked in activities at Park Village. Her family and friends have my sincere sympathy.

 

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