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Gloria J. Shearer

September 2, 1935 ~ July 20, 2018 (age 82)

Gloria J. Shearer, age 82 lifelong resident of Covington, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville.  Gloria was born September 2, 1935 in Covington to the late, Hershel Robert & Dorothy (Miller) Alyea; a graduate of Covington High School, Class of 1953; had previously worked at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy as the Volunteer Coordinator with 25 years of service; member of Covington Church of the Brethren; and she was an avid reader and gardener.  Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Doyle Shearer in 2007; granddaughter, Robin Kiser; brother, Richard Alyea and her doggie, Ali.  Gloria is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Terri & William Henne of Covington, Bobbette & Jim Subler of Colorado, Robin & Timothy Zumbaugh of Indianapolis, IN; 14 grandchildren, Zachary & Michele Henne, Nicholas & Jessica Henne, Peter & Julie Henne, Katrina & Thomas Richard, Brock & Krystal Kiser, Greta Welsh, Joseph Kiser, Robert Subler, Sara Subler, Julianna Subler, Oliva Subler, Emily & Nino Berticelli, Laura & Sam Haluska, Thomas Zumbaugh; numerous great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Dave & Mary Alyea of Covington; sister-in-law, Maxine Alyea of Dayton; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Neil & Joan Shearer of Greenville; her cat Baby; other relatives and friends; and Patches the calico cat, who was her faithful companion at the Brethren Retirement Community.  Funeral service 2:00 PM Tuesday at Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington with Pastor Dan Hathaway officiating.  Private burial.  Visitation 12 Noon until time of service at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Miami County Animal Shelter. Condolences may be left for the family at

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