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Dorothy ‘Pat’ Gloor

December 15, 2018

Dorothy ‘Pat’ Gloor

Aug. 18, 1926 -- Dec. 13, 2018

Dorothy ‘Pat’ Gloor, 92, of Grand Island, formerly of Fullerton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at CHI Health-St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Fullerton Community Church in Fullerton, with the Rev. Doug McHargue officiating. A private family inurnment will be at a later date at Columbus Cemetery in Columbus. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday before the service. Memorials are suggested to the following: Nance County Foundation, PO Box 373, Fullerton, NE 68638; Fullerton Public Library, PO Box 578, Fullerton, NE 68638; and P.E.O Home, 413 N 5th Street, Beatrice, NE 68310.

Pat was born Aug. 18, 1926, to Ray and Mabel (Hansen) Heynen in Columbus. She grew up in Columbus. Her father passed away while she was in junior high and, during high school, she traveled with her mother to Los Angeles to spend her summers with relatives. In 1944, she graduated from Columbus High School. She then attended Ward-Belmont College in Nashville, Tennessee from 1944-45, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1945-48. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio Communications. On Dec. 29, 1948, she married Calvin Gloor. They resided in Alliance for two years before moving to Fullerton in 1954, where her husband managed Cedar Valley Lumber Company. After Cal passed away in 2016, she moved to Riverside Retirement Lodge in Grand Island.

Pat was a mother and homemaker. She also served on the Fullerton Library Board (as treasurer) for 40 years, and the Fullerton Public School Board for 16 years. She was a member of P.E.O. for more than 70 years, where she served as president of her local chapter in 1960 and 1976, and was also on the state P.E.O Home Board. She was an elder-trustee of the First Presbyterian Church in Fullerton, where she also served as a youth group leader. Additionally, she volunteered for meals-on-wheels, school activities, Red Cross Bloodmobile, election board assistant, and multiple church activities. She enjoyed traveling, reading, music, sports, and playing cards-Bridge.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Mike (Marie) Gloor of Grand Island, Mark (Jane) Gloor of Grand Island, and Calvin Mitchell (Wendy) Gloor of Liberty, Missouri; grandchildren, Marnie, Brock, Nicole, Natalie, and Chancelor; great-grandchildren, Calder and Embry; cousins; sister-in-law, Lilly Schneeberger of Kansas City; many nieces and nephews and their spouses; special friends, Chris and Julie; and a wonderful group of friends who brightened her life and days.

She was preceded in death by her husband and an infant son, John.