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Gloria Jean Dovenbarger Clossman
(11-30-2021 - 03-20-2021)

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Gloria Jean Dovenbarger Clossman was born on November 30th, 1931, in Zanesville, Ohio. She was the last of 5 children born to Ralph Manley and Mildred Fritz Dovenbarger. Gloria's family attended Market Street Baptist church in Zanesville. This is where Gloria met her future husband, Richard Clossman. Gloria graduated from Lash High School in Zanesville in 1949.

In 1953 Gloria graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in education and she married Richard the same year. While living in Muncie, Indiana, she earned her Masters in Education. Gloria taught elementary school in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois over a span of 32 years.

Gloria was active in the Friends of Judson, American Baptist Women, AAUW, DAR and the Current History Forum. She and Richard also enjoyed world travel and Richard's studies and conferences abroad. They were long time active members of First Baptist Elgin.

Gloria is survived by her children; Gray Clossman of Palo Alto, CA; Mary Ann (Paul) Lamb of Norwalk, OH; Catherine (Jeff) Krikau of Fairfield, CT and Amy (Freddie) King of Elgin. She is also grandmother to 9 children and great grandmother to 11.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 4:00 PM at the First Baptist Church, Elgin. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 2:00 PM until the time of services.

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