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Gloria Ferres

December 26, 2020

Gloria Ferres, age 88, of Wakeman, passed away early Saturday morning, December 26, 2020 at The Commons of Providence Memory Care from complications of Covid-19.

Gloria was born August 2, 1932 in Norwalk to the late Robert and Esther Fisher. She graduated from Norwalk High School in 1950 and met her husband, Ike Ferres, who she married in May of 1954 in Norwalk. They lived in Wakeman for over 50 years. Gloria worked at the Norwalk Furniture Company in the Payroll Department for 27 years, becoming an Assistant Supervisor. She witnessed many changes in her department staring with crank adding machines, to the electronic calculator and computers. She loved going to work and the people she worked with became her second family. Gloria retired in 1995, and spent time traveling with her husband, Ike to all but two of the 50-states, enjoying different parts of the country and each other.
Gloria was a hard worker who valued her family, friendships and faith. She was a member of St. Mary’s in Norwalk, where she enjoyed being a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was an avid reader belonging to several book clubs. One of her greatest joys was her grandchildren. She loved sharing stories with them from her past.

Gloria is survived by her son, Donald Ferres of Vermilion; daughter, Lila Ferres of Huron; three grandchildren, Rebecca Ferres of Troy, NY, Terra Ferres of Colorado and Andrew Lewis of Hilliard, OH; brother-in-law, William Ferres of Monroeville; and her sister-in-law, Louise Ferres of Clarkrange, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ike; brother, Joseph Fisher; and sister, Lila Wallenstein

There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.

Memorial contributions can be made to Stein Hospice in Sandusky, The Wakeman Public Library or St. Mary Catholic Church in Wakeman.

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Gloria Ferres, age 88, of Wakeman, passed away early Saturday morning, December 26, 2020 at The Commons of Providence Memory Care from complications of Covid-19.

Gloria was born August 2, 1932 in Norwalk to the late Robert and Esther Fisher. She graduated from Norwalk High School in 1950 and met her husband, Ike Ferres, who she married in May of 1954 in Norwalk. They lived in Wakeman for over 50 years. Gloria worked at the Norwalk Furniture Company in the Payroll Department for 27 years, becoming an Assistant Supervisor. She witnessed many changes in her department staring with crank adding machines, to the electronic calculator and computers. She loved going to work and the people she worked with became her second family. Gloria retired in 1995, and spent time traveling with her husband, Ike to all but two of the 50-states, enjoying different parts of the country and each other.
Gloria was a hard worker who valued her family, friendships and faith. She was a member of St. Mary’s in Norwalk, where she enjoyed being a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was an avid reader belonging to several book clubs. One of her greatest joys was her grandchildren. She loved sharing stories with them from her past.

Gloria is survived by her son, Donald Ferres of Vermilion; daughter, Lila Ferres of Huron; three grandchildren, Rebecca Ferres of Troy, NY, Terra Ferres of Colorado and Andrew Lewis of Hilliard, OH; brother-in-law, William Ferres of Monroeville; and her sister-in-law, Louise Ferres of Clarkrange, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ike; brother, Joseph Fisher; and sister, Lila Wallenstein

There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.

Memorial contributions can be made to Stein Hospice in Sandusky, The Wakeman Public Library or St. Mary Catholic Church in Wakeman.

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Terra

Colorado Springs, CO, USA
February 17, 2021

I have a lot of fond memories of my grandmother from when I was a little girl. She was so fun and so funny. Shared lotsa old time memories with me as a child. That was so interesting cuz she seemed to remember every moment like it just happened.
She would put curlers in my hair and I felt so pretty when she let me use her powder puff. Took a lot of trips with Grandma and that made things way more fun! I remember a lot of special times with her.

Terra

Colorado Springs, CO, USA
February 17, 2021

I have a lot of fond memories of my grandmother from when I was a little girl. She was so fun and so funny. Shared lotsa old time memories with me as a child. That was so interesting cuz she seemed to remember every moment like it just happened.
She would put curlers in my hair and I felt so pretty when she let me use her powder puff. Took a lot of trips with Grandma and that made things way more fun! I remember a lot of special times with her.

Terra

Colorado Springs, CO, USA
February 17, 2021

I have a lot of fond memories of my grandmother from when I was a little girl. She was so fun and so funny. Shared lotsa old time memories with me as a child. That was so interesting cuz she seemed to remember every moment like it just happened.
She would put curlers in my hair and I felt so pretty when she let me use her powder puff. Took a lot of trips with Grandma and that made things way more fun! I remember a lot of special times with her.

Sherry Smith

London, KY, US
January 04, 2021

So sorry Lila your in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a sweetheart

Milton&Charlotte Lewis

Columbia, KY
December 27, 2020

Sincere condolences for your loss. Will be thinking of the familym

Robert J. Mockler

Worthington, OH, U.S.A.
December 27, 2020

My sincere condolences to Don and Lila. Mrs. Ferres was a great mother and a friend to all. God Bless her!

Karen Geiger

Lutz, FL, United States
December 27, 2020

So very sorry for your loss...used to work with your mom at Norwalk Furniture... absolutely loved her...sooo much fun!!! She was special!!!