Gloria Ann (Lindsey) Crandall, 93, of Bryan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers, Bryan, after a brief illness.
Gloria was born on January 15, 1930, in Bryan, Ohio, to the late Hugh Ames and Audrey Elisabeth (Makley) Lindsey.
She was a 1948 graduate of Bryan High School. After graduation, Gloria continued her education at The Ohio State University, where she was a sister in the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
She obtained a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Ohio State in 1952. After teaching kindergarten for one year in Bryan, Gloria married the Rev. J. Louis Crandall in 1954.
She supported Louis’ ministry in the Presbyterian Church in both Columbus, Ohio, and Alma, Michigan. After Louis’ death in 1976, she returned to Bryan, where she resided until her death.
Gloria was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church, Bryan. She enjoyed and was actively engaged in the Williams County Republican Party. She often recalled her days at the family cottage in Clear Lake, Indiana, with great fondness.
Gloria was a passionate fan of Ohio State sports and attended all home football games for several decades. She had a soft spot for animals and children; in recent years, her grand-nephews Ryan and Austin Lowe brought her great joy.
Gloria is survived by her sister Kristine Lowe, sister-in-law Beverly Lindsey, nieces Pamela (Glen) Turner and Meg (Lance) Hancock, and nephews Hugh (Barbara Wirtz) Lindsey and Matthew Lindsey. She was especially close to nephews Kirk (Amy) Lindsey of Columbus and Robert (Karen) Lowe of Dayton, who also survive.
Gloria was preceded in death by her husband J. Louis Crandall and brothers Hugh and John Lindsey.
Gloria’s family will always treasure her keen sense of humor and unique ability to make even the mundane fun. She will be dearly missed.
A service celebrating Gloria’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, at First Presbyterian Church, 506 Oxford Dr., Bryan, with Dr. Nancy Berkheiser and Rev. Leonel Pech officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 9-10 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church. Interment will take place at Shiffler Cemetery, Jefferson Township. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 N. Lynn St., Bryan.
Gloria’s family is grateful to her caregivers at Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers, Bryan, for their kind, compassionate, and skillful care.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial contribution to the First Presbyterian Church, Bryan.
Condolences may be sent to the family or memories may be shared at www.oberlinturnbull.com