Gloria Ann Hostettler, age 76 of Defiance, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at her home in Defiance.
She was born on December 20, 1944 to William and Frieda (Bostater) Emerling in Defiance, Ohio. Gloria worked for ITT Higbie in Archbold until her retirement in 2007. Gloria enjoyed the outdoors, spending time with her family and bringing her great-grandchildren sweets.
Gloria is survived by her loving children; Brian (Jacqueline) Hostettler and Amber (Ray) Escobedo, all of Defiance, her grandchildren; Gabrielle (Justin) Sheaks, Ray Escobedo, Jr., Oscar Escobedo, Wesley Hostettler, and Preston Hostettler, her great-grandchildren, Kasyn & Rylee Sheaks, and her step grandchildren, Mikyla Garcia, and Devin Hoge. She also leaves behind her brothers, Ronnie (Diana) Emerling of Defiance, and Darwin Bostater of Covington, KY.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Cheryl Johnson and Dana F. Rodriguez, her brothers, Gene, Larry, and Richard Emerling, and grandsons, Joshua Sawyer and Brent Hostettler.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home, with Pastor Perry Porter officiating. Burial will take at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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