Glenna Marie (Neptune) Doran

November 24, 1928 ‒ March 18, 2008

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Glenna Marie (Neptune) Doran, age 79, of Mount Gilead, died Tuesday evening, March 18, 2008, at the Bennington Glen Nursing Home following over a ten year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

On November 24, 1928, she was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio, the daughter of the late Mike and Laura (Fry) Neptune. Glenna graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the Class of 1947.

Following graduation, she worked as a secretary at H.P.M., where she would meet her husband, Ralph Doran. They were married on December 31, 1949, and shared over 52 years together until he preceded her in death on March 7, 2003. One of their favorite pastimes was enjoying a relaxing picnic with their friends and family.

After staying at home with her children as a homemaker, Glenna returned to work at Bailey’s car dealership in Edison, and later in Galion, where she retired in 1990.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Gilead.

A weekly patron to the Mount Gilead Public Library, Glenna was an avid reader.

With a love of sports, she especially enjoyed watching her beloved Atlanta Braves and Ohio State Buckeyes. She also loved watching horse races at Scioto Downs and Beulah Park, and playing euchre.

Having a heart of gold, Glenna was a sweet and loving woman who truly put the needs of her family and friends before her own.

She will be dearly missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike Doran & Heidi Gorsuch of Henderson, Nevada; one brother, Gerald (Daphne) Neptune of Mount Gilead; two sisters: Dorothy (Alvin) Baker of Mount Gilead, and Barbara (Richard) Poffenbaugh of Ontario; two brothers-in-law, John (Marie) Doran of Mount Gilead, and Bob Lorbach of Cleveland; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.

In addition to her husband and parents, Glenna was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Ann, when she was 2 years old; three brothers: Maurice, Ivan, and Gary Neptune; her parents-in-law: James and Edith (Alspach) Doran.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mt. Gilead, with Pastor Robert Hughes officiating. Burial will be held later in Rivercliff Cemetery. Friends may call for one hour prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St., Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338.

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