Gloria was a native of Oberlin and predeceased by her parents Dennis and Louisa Donaldson; four sisters, Frieda, Geraldine, Erma, and Ethel; one brother, Dennis; and the father of her children, William Hopkins.
She leaves to cherish her memory four children, Jeffrey, Dianna, Stefan, and Teresa; four grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of loved ones and friends.
Gloria was a lover of all music, in particular, classical. She was a graduate of Oberlin College, and taught at, and supported, the organization of the Head Start Program in Oberlin. Gloria had a selfless soul and touched the lives of everyone she met.
A Homegoing Service will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 11 A.M., at Cowling Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 10 A.M., until the time of the service. Interment will be at Westwood Cemetery.