Glorine L. Strickler

September 23, 1925 ‒ December 24, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Glorine L. Strickler, 95, of Galion passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Avita Galion Hospital.

Born September 23, 1925 in Galion, she was the daughter of Robert Denny and Susan Grace (Hazen) Britton. She married Dwight K. Strickler on November 7, 1945 and he preceded her on March 15, 1990.

She attended Galion High School, where she was in the band, graduating in 1943. Glorine enjoyed fishing, OSU football and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was active with the Disabled American Veterans where she held many positions and a member of American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 Ladies Auxiliary. In her later years she enjoyed being at the Galion Golden Age Center where she liked to play euchre. Glorine liked being with people and always had a story to tell.

She is survived by children Terry Strickler of Clarksville, Tennessee, Gary Strickler of Galion, Denny (Monica) Strickler of Galion and Sherry (Larry) Keinath of Lucas; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a great great grandchild; sister Lois Yoha of Mansfield and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by grandson Lance Strickler; brothers Wayne, Bernard and Carl and sister Thelma.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 12:00 Noon Thursday with Pastor Rick Maddox and Rev. Loyd Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Galion Golden Age Center or “MOMS” Mothers of Military Servicemen and Women in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Glorine Strickler, and condolences may be made to them at



  • What wonderful memories we have of times spent with Glorine. She was a fun loving person and always a joy to be around. Had a beautiful smile. Loved to share stories of years gone by. Loved her family. We know she is happy to finally be able to walk again and to be made totally whole and at home with Jesus and Dwight and other loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  • We have lost a very special person: Glorine was my Aunt and the Matriarch of the family for many years, loved and admired by several generations of the family. She inspired many of us simply by her actions or stories and she always punctuated a visit with love.

    Her stories about test driving Galion road graders during WWII, her childhood on the farm east of Galion, or merely telling a joke always reminded you that she was a special lady. Any time spent with her always sent you away with encouragement, strength, and a feeling of good about yourself. Personally, I know encouraging words from her years ago, possibly forgotten by her, certainly had an impact on me and my adult life; I remember them vividly even now and I still thank her.

    Any visit to Galion always had to include a visit to her whether to take her to lunch or just visit. It was never an obligation but rather a pleasure that we looked forward to doing. More than once I had to track her down, usually at the Golden Age Center where she would be found schooling others in Euchre playing.

    She will be missed but her touch on so many people will be felt for several generations.

    Tom & Connie Britton

  • Terry, Gary, Sherry and Denny – we were saddened to hear of the passing of Aunt Glorine. Experiencing the death of anyone, let alone a parent, robs us of joy. In time, the sad feelings of missing them fill with wonderful memories. I always enjoyed Aunt Glorine’s sense of humor, especially while spending time listening to Uncle Dwight and grandpa. We so wish it was safe to travel to hug you all in person. It meant the world to us of your support during dad’s death and hope to return that love. Though the miles separate us, we are always family and carry your hearts in our heart.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss.I didn’t know really know Glorine,but my mom Janice Strickler (pryor)always loved aunt Glorine .She always had fond memories of her.She enjoyed visiting with her.Now they can visit, peacefully without any more pain.Rest in Peace Together!!

  • Aunt Glorine was with me on my mother’s final day on earth and a rock to hold onto. She leaves a void in my heart but knowing she is united with lost loved ones, brings comfort to all who knew her. We shall see her again along with our loved ones again in our heavenly home. Rest in peace.

  • What a wonderful mom and grandma Glorine was. Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy.
    George and Ann

  • To the Strickler Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Glorine.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Our sincere condolences for your loss. May you find peace and be lifted up by remembering and sharing all of the good times
    Steve and Linda Kump

  • Denny, sorry to hear of your Mother’s death, my condolence as follows:

    “Heartfelt Tears May Come And Go, But Never, The Precious Memories That Create Them”, George Harmon, Author

  • I’m here to tell you that they don’t come any better than Glorine. What a wonderful lady that raised a wonderful family and had so many friends. Her kindness and wit and story telling will never be forgotten. I will be forever thankful for the kindness and all the things she did for my mom and myself back when we really needed a helping hand. God bless and comfort her family and friends during this period of sorrow. Thanks for many great memories.
    Forever grateful, Brian.