Loretta (McNeal) Gallogly

September 09, 1934 ‒ December 14, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Loretta (McNeal) Gallogly, age 83, of Delaware passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

She was born on September 9, 1934 in Oil Springs, Kentucky the daughter of the late Orville and Laura Edith Fairchild.

Loretta attended Powell High School and worked for Ranco for over 30 years, starting off on the line, moving into production control, and retiring as a planner.  She was extremely proud of her math skills and her ability to remember numbers, which she put to good use at Ranco.

On January 16, 1988, she married Harold Gallogly.  Loretta was wholly devoted to Harold, working alongside him at his construction business as his bookkeeper and errand runner. She never left his side over the course of three years when his health began to decline.  They also loved going bowling, camping, fishing, dining with friends, and Wintering at their home in Bonita Springs, Florida.  Harold died in August of 2017 and it would be easy to surmise Loretta died of a broken heart.

Loretta was a huge sports fan and loved the Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns. She will be remembered for her contagious laughter, especially when sharing jokes.  Most important, is the love she had for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  They attended many of their activities.

She will be missed by her children John and Karen McNeal, Patti and Ralph Bach, and Peggy Hoffman, all of Delaware, and Rob McNeal and Susan Rodnon of Key West, Florida; step sons Phil Gallogly and his wife Liz and Scott Gallogly and his wife Lea all of Mount Vernon; sisters Garnett Dyer and her husband Bill and Janice Marie Hamilton all of Prestonburg, Kentucky; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at noon at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  Burial will follow at Sunbury Memorial Park.  Friends may call from 10 AM until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org/ .

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Loretta’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss you have suffered! Please know that God is a God of all comfort and he will be there for you during this time! God truly cares for you. Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” -John 11:25. Yes, God truly cares about us and Jesus tells us we will see our loved ones again! I hope this brings you a measure of comfort.

  • Scott, Lea, Phil and Liz and families; I’m so sorry to hear of Loretta’s passing. I wish you peace and love. Wish I could be there with you all. You are in my heart and mind.

    Love your cousin Toni and Bob Lindenberger

  • I worked with Loretta at Ranco for a couple of years. We became good friends very fast. She was a great friend to me. I had lost track of her over the years and had wondered about her. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • This is the Delaware Hospice Team of Susie, Tara and Karen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We so loved both Harold and Loretta. We would love to pay our respects today but d/t our visit schedules, we cannot attend the calling ours. We are there with you all in spirit. You were the most loving kids and it was beautiful to see that.