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Gloria L. Taylor

June 25, 1931 ~ December 20, 2017 (age 86)

Taylor, Gloria L., age 86 of Dayton, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Kettering Medical Center. She was born on June 25, 1931 in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of the late Roy V. & Mary K. (Kline) Taylor. Gloria graduated from Northridge High School and was inducted into the Northridge High School Hall of Fame, she earned her B.S. in Health & Physical Education from the University of Dayton; and participated in Field Hockey & Basketball; she was also inducted to the University of Dayton Hall of Fame, and was a member of the Dayton Field Hockey Association. Gloria played club hockey for 28 years and was chosen to represent the Great Lakes Hockey Assoc. in 13 consecutive National Field Hockey tournaments. She officiated women’s field hockey and basketball on the college level, and received a M.A. Degree from Ohio State University. Gloria taught in Troy High School as well as being a devoted teacher for Lebanon City Schools for 24 years. Gloria was a pioneer in starting girls’ sports in Lebanon in the 1960’s this included her coaching Basketball, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Tennis, Track & Field and the beginning of the  intramural Girls Athletic Association; as well as being inducted into the Lebanon City Schools Hall of Fame in 1984 and Lebanon Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. Preceded in death by her sister Mary Anne Taylor. She is survived by many cousins, and special friends Judy Conrad, Dona Sarno, Mike & Judy Marcum and Bea Harper. A Private Graveside Service will be held at the Riverside Cemetery, West Milton. Arrangements entrusted to the SWART & WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, West Carrollton.


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