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Gloria L (Nies) Rule

June 11, 1930 — May 30, 2024


Gloria L. (Nies) Rule, a beacon of love and wisdom, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2024, in Alliance, Ohio, at the age of 93. Born on June 11, 1930, in Reading, Pennsylvania, Gloria was a cherished daughter to the late Frank and Florence (Sweigart) Nies. Her life was a testament to her enduring spirit, her commitment to her family, and her deep-seated faith.

Gloria's journey was one marked by love, partnership, and devotion. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lawrence J. Rule, and her dear sister, Peggy Johnson. Her legacy continues through her loving children, Rebecca (Michael Howlett) Raglon of Vancouver, BC, Martha (Brian) Egersdorf of Farmington, MN, Paul (Ann) Rule of Colorado Springs, CO, and Sara (Glenn) Schaft of Poland, OH. Gloria also leaves behind her sister, Esther Elstun, who, along with her children, will hold dear the memories they crafted with her.

As a proud grandmother, Gloria's joy was multiplied through her grandchildren, Alex, Anna, Emily, Nick, Peter, Karl, and Lewis, and her great-granddaughter, Alice. Each of them was a precious gem in her life, bringing her immeasurable happiness and pride.

Gloria's life was a living example of service and commitment. As a Methodist minister's wife, she embodied the values of her faith, supporting her husband's ministry with grace and fortitude. Her role extended beyond her own household, as she became an integral part of her community. Gloria was an active and respected member of the Union Ave Methodist Church, where she engaged with her congregation and supported various church activities.

Her passion for knowledge and literacy was evident through the countless hours she dedicated to working and volunteering in local libraries. Gloria was a lifelong reader whose love for books was contagious, and she took great pleasure in sharing this love with others. Her contributions to the world of literature and learning were profound and lasting.

Gloria's involvement with the League of Women Voters reflected her spirited and thoughtful nature. She believed in the power of civic engagement and was a staunch advocate for informed participation in the democratic process. Her voice was one of reason and encouragement, inspiring many to take an active role in shaping their communities.

Music, especially classical music, was another source of joy for Gloria. She was a great appreciator of the arts and found solace and inspiration in the melodies that she held dear. Her appreciation for music was woven into the fabric of her life and shared generously with her family and friends. She had a love for the outdoors and it showed through her life long dedication of supporting National and State parks and countless donations to the Nature Conservancy.

A Memorial Service honoring the life of Gloria will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Bennett Chapel at Copeland Oaks at 2:00 PM with Rev. Becky Weamer and Rev. Scott Hayward officiating. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526 .

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Saturday, June 29, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bennett Chapel at Copeland Oaks

800 South 15th Street, Sebring, OH 44672

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