Gloria Ann Anthony

November 25, 1928 ‒ December 10, 2015

Glendale, Arizona
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio

Gloria Ann Anthony passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. She was 87.

Gloria was born November 25, 1928 to parents Paul & Margery (Pollock) Tucker in Lexington, Ohio. After graduating from Madison High School, she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Ashland College and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of La Verne.

Gloria worked in the field of education for over 30 years, before retiring from the Mansfield City School System. Through her love of reading, she inspired children to want to be good readers!

She was an active member of the United Methodist Dove of the Desert Church in Glendale, Arizona, where she leaves behind many wonderful friends.  She loved singing in the choir!  However, her greatest joy was her family!

She is survived by her children; Terri (Michael) Laurel, and Trent (Leslie) Anthony, grandchildren; Michael Anthony, Oliver Anthony, Christopher Laurel and beloved dog, Marley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Carroll and David Tucker.

Gloria’s family will receive friends Friday, December 18th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will immediately follow at 1: 00 p.m.  Rev. W. Kent Joy will officiate.  Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Gloria’s family and encourages you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at


  • Trent and family please accept our condolences on Gloria’s passing! I enjoyed talking to your mom and remembering the good old days. Remember the good times when things get tough, it helped me get through those times.

  • As far as Mothers-in-law go, Gloria was up there close to the top! She was a very kind and loving person, and she enjoyed sharing good times with family and friends! She was the last remaining member of what we lovingly referred to as “The 3 Amigos” . . . Gloria / my mom, Helen / and my sister-in-law’s mom, Shirley. Whenever the family would get together, you’d always see the 3 of them together . . . now Gloria has joined Helen & Shirley up in heaven, and I’m sure the’re having a grand old time together once again! And I’m sure God pressed Gloria into service in his heavenly choir, and I’m sure she is happy as a lark, singing in that choir!!
    Rest in peace, Gloria . . . we love you, and we’re really missing you!!

    • Honey, Not sure how I would have made it through mom’s passing without you! Love you my sweet sweet husband!

  • My thought’s & Prayer’s are with all of you. May your memories keep her alive forever in your heart. God’s speed !!

  • What a blessing Aunt Gloria has been to us and to so many others. We will surely miss her. We are thankful for her life and the memories we will hold. Our thoughts are with you, Terri and Trent, and with your families. I imagine Gloria and Dad, with voices strong, singing to our Lord and talking up a storm! Praise God for her life and for bringing her to His presence!
    Lisa & Gregg

  • Terri, Trent and families. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Sorry we can’t be there in person to give you a hug & support, our son Wesley is graduating today with his RN. Keep all the memories of your Mom & Dad and know they are always with you. Will keep you in our prayers. Barry, Sally, Rhiannon, Wesley Lewis and Sonnie

    • Sally and family,

      Thank you for your kind thoughts. This is a most difficult Christmas for my family, much like the Christmas of 2013 when dad passed. Will miss mom and dad so much this Christmas and everyday, but know they are both at peace.

  • I’m truly sorry for your great loss. May the love and support of family and friends (Proverbs 17:17) help you to endure.