A funeral service, celebrating the life of Gloria Celestine “Judy” Bailey, 88, of Lancaster, was held September 22, 2015, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial followed in Kirkersville Cemetery.
Gloria died September 18, 2015, in Lancaster, following an extended illness. She was born in Licking County, on August 31, 1927, the daughter of the late Allen and Laura (Tatman) Brown. She worked for many years in the JC Penney Distribution Center in Columbus, and enjoyed line dancing at the Reynoldsburg Senior Center. She was a Methodist by faith.
She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Allen of Lancaster and Nancy (Ben) Cydrus of Chillicothe; sister, Lola Abernathy of Pasadena, CA; brother, Walter “Bill” Brown of Johnstown; two grandchildren, Jim (Kelly) Allen and Krissy (James Lawwell) Silverman; eight greatgrandchildren; and three greatgreat grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph in 2005; her son, Ernest; and her siblings, Anna Mary Strahm, Edward Brown, John “Jack” Brown and Paul Brown.