Gloria E. Weinandy, 80, of Bucyrus, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Heartland of Bucyrus, following multiple bouts with cancer.
She was born Feb. 4, 1933, in Bucyrus, to the late Peter and Florence (Jaroe) Zeigler and was a 1951 graduate of Bucyrus High School. She married Norman Weinandy Aug. 30, 1952, and he survives.
Gloria was a soft spoken and kind woman who believed in raising her children and making the most of life. Throughout life, she spent many nights with family and friends bowling in various leagues and enjoyed traveling to different tournaments around the country. Gloria was a huge Buckeyes fan and had the privilege of attending eight different bowl games with her daughter, Candy, the last being in Pasadena at the 2010 Rose Bowl against Oregon. GO Bucks!
She also made crafts. This became so involved that she and her daughter formed a little business known as Mom and Kat's Crafts. Gloria played bingo at various halls, but every Friday she could be found at the volunteer firehouse in Sycamore for its weekly bingo night. She cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and most recently looked forward to lunch with her longtime friend, Mary Jane Bender. Gloria always appreciated a scary movie, and if Elvis ever happened to be playing on a radio, that was okay with her.
Gloria was a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church and Women of the Moose Chapter 741. She served on the board for the Bucyrus Women's Bowling Association and served as secretary/treasurer for various bowling leagues.
In addition to her husband of 61 years, Gloria is survived by five children, Kathleen (David Reynolds) Eimer of Bucyrus, Norman (Shelly) Weinandy of Lake in the Hills, Ill., Greg (Ellen) Weinandy of Jefferson Township, Candy (Michael) Williams of Tod Township and Kevin Weinandy of Bucyrus; eight grandchildren, Johnny (Tara) Lykins, serving in the U.S. Navy, Wendy (Tony) Szekely of Dayton, Lance (Lindsay) Eimer of Crestline, Erica K. (Craig Goehler) Weinandy of Chicago, Ethan Weinandy and Evan Weinandy, both of Lake in the Hills, and David Weinandy and Douglas Weinandy, both of Bucyrus; and four great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Kayla, Jillian and Brooklyn.
Her family will receive friends 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, and 5-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Wise Funeral Service, 129 W. Warren St., Bucyrus, OH 44820, (419) 562-6811. Her funeral will begin at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor David Bliss officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus.
Contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.
To leave an online expression of sympathy, please visit www.wisefuneral.com.