Gloria Fox

July 18, 1943 - March 22, 2020
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Gloria Jean Fox, 76, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover following a lengthy illness.

Born in Canton, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Jean Elizabeth (Cole) Calhoun and was a graduate of Glenwood High School and…

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Gloria Jean Fox, 76, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover following a lengthy illness.

Born in Canton, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Jean Elizabeth (Cole) Calhoun and was a graduate of Glenwood High School and the Gerber Beauty School in Canton. Over the years, Gloria had been employed as a Manager for the former Quick Check Convenience Store in Dover, Dunkin Diamonds & Gold in New Philadelphia and had retired from J.D. Byrider at Dover where she worked as the Office Manager.

Gloria was a member of the Cathedral of Life Church at Canton. Along with her brother Ted, her sister Marylin and her cousin Glenda, they formed the gospel quartet, ‘White Dove Ministry’, which performed and ministered to thousands of people throughout the United States. Her hobbies included, watching movies, drawing, playing cards, bingo, playing her guitar, fishing, camping and mushroom hunting and was an avid supporter of the ASPCA and Wounded Warrior programs. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, friends and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Fox on December 23, 1997. Surviving are two sons, Brian (Kim) Fox of New Philadelphia and Kevin (Andrea) Fox of Dover; seven grandchildren, Kelli Ickes, Kyle (Glenda) Ickes, Brandon Fox, Baili Fox, Alyssa Fox, Kaden Fox and Gavin Fox; two great grandchildren, Lilly and Scarlett Ickes; two brothers, William “Bill” (Anita) Calhoun and Ted (Kathy) Calhoun and a sister, Marilyn (Alex) Panos.

A private family graveside service is to be held with Pastor Dana Gammill officiating and a celebration of Gloria’s life is to be held at a later date. The Geib Funeral Center at Dover is handling the arrangements.

The family wishes that memorial contributions, in memory of Gloria, be made to Community Hospice, Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.


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A private family graveside service is to be held and a celebration of Gloria’s life is to be held at a later date.

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Born: July 18, 1943
Died: March 22, 2020

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Bill Calhoun posted on 5/19/20

Hello Sister, Sister. I was really blessed to have you for a BIG Sister. I can't tell you enough how much I miss you, I catch myself from time to time thinking about giving you a call. We had some wild times together from kids to adults. Like the time when Dad bought you a 1952 Caddy and you drove it to the East 30 drive in outdoor theatre, Connie Calhoun was with you in the front seat and you was scared of getting caught because me, Linda Goddard and two more of our cousin's was in the trunk. This was just one of OUR, adventures we shared. I get chocked up and cry when I hear the song, Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers, Because we went to see them in person when Anita and I surprised you with the show for your Birthday Gift. I could go on forever and ever but I will be seeing you again when we all get together on the other side. Love You, Brother, Brother


Cathy and Dan Beach posted on 3/25/20

Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Remembering a smile that was always upon her face. For she was always such a joy to be around. The day is soon coming when we all can draw together on that peaceful shore. Blessings to you all.


Will and Terrie Calhoun posted on 3/25/20

Our deepest condolences. We will remember Aunt Gloria the way she showed unconditional love to us. She welcomed us in her life with open arms and she gave us so much happiness in the short time we spent with her. Fly High Aunt Gloria! Until we meet again. May the memories we all created together carry us through. ?


Jeannie Schindler posted on 3/25/20

Brian and Kevin I am sorry to hear of your Moms passing. My late husband Clay and I camped at Clendenning . We had a circle of friends that included your Mom and Dad. I have so many good memories of the fun we had together . Memories that I will cherish forever. Your Mom was so much fun to be around. The stories she told of their younger years camping !!! So much laughter we shared. Your Mom was a sweetheart and I am blessed to have known her and your Dad. What a joyous reunion in Heaven for your Mom and Dad. Jeannie Schindler


Jeff Moser posted on 3/25/20

We vhad alot of goood times working together at Dunkins Diamonds and Gold . You were always a joy to work with. Cindy Julie Scott, Dan Mike, Janet and I will miss all the godd times WEhad when working together. Iwill miss you an awful lot. Love You Always Patty Moser.


Sue Kimble posted on 3/24/20

So sorry for your loss. Gloria was such a great person. Loved her smile. Thoughts and prayers for family and friends. Sue Kimble and family


Eric and Lori posted on 3/24/20

Brain, Kim and family. No words can ease the pain, but know your family is in our hearts and prayers. RIP Gloria.


Penny Howard posted on 3/24/20

Gloria you brought so many smiles to many faces.You were so loved.Rest in peace my friend until we meet again. ?


David Lee posted on 3/24/20

Gloria Jean, I'm going to miss you so much. We had a lot of fun when we were young. Sliding down the steps and ripping holes in our undies when I lived on 4th street in Canton. Swimming at Willow Springs on your 16th birthday.You, Linda Goddard and Judy Westrich talking me into driving to Cleveland to see your boy friends and Cecil Carpenter. This was later known as the "Cleveland Ave. no Cleveland Ohio Caper" My daughter Chris told me that my grandson Cole will be meeting you at the gate. I wish I could give you one more hug you nut. I refuse to tell your family that I am sorry for their loss. They know exactly were you are. .LOVE YOU!!


Eddie & Patty Nelson posted on 3/24/20

Praying for your Families in the loss of your Mother. Ed spent many growing up years with her. She had such a sweet spirit and was such a blessing to us! Loved hearing her sing with the White Dove Ministry. Our loss is Heaven’s gain~until we meet again Gloria?? Love Eddie & Patty Nelson


Carol J Edie posted on 3/24/20

Brian, Kevin, and Family, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother, she was such a beautiful person. We use to have some good times at the lake in the summer when were younger. I got in touch with your mom when she was at PV her and I had some long talks. My deepest condolences to all of you. Spencer & Carol Edie


Melanie Archer and Clare Blauch posted on 3/24/20

Brian and Kevin and Family, My deepest sympathy in the loss of Gloria...We had so many good times at Park Village Southside! She ate at the same table with Dad and then was across the hall from him so we got to visit often! Such a fun friend we will miss her very much! Thinking of you all at this sad time...She was a fighter...God bless her and all of you....Melanie Archer


Mike Fortney posted on 3/24/20

My deepest condolences to your entire family. I have such fond memories of Gloria the world lost a very kind loving person.


Brian Fox posted on 3/24/20

You will forever live in our hearts and minds, and it won’t be but in a blink of an eye, and we will be together again. Your caring and loving personality is a trait you left me with, and I am forever grateful for that and to have had you for my mother. I will deeply miss you, but you are now in God’s loving arms along with Dad, and that gives me peace. I am smiling now just thinking about your glorious reunion! I will forever love you and miss you mom.


Jessica Huff/Justin Lewis/Kids posted on 3/24/20

I’m so thankful to have had you be apart of mine & my family’s life! We are going to miss you so much! Rest in peace, love you!


Marianne Harper posted on 3/24/20

Andrea, Kevin and family I am very sorry for your earthly loss. Prayers for you all to have peace, comfort and strength during this time.


Mary Kieffer-Toth posted on 3/24/20

What a joy and a blessing you have been to me all my life. I am going to miss you dearly, until we meet again! Love and kisses X0X0X0


Baili Fox posted on 3/24/20

Love you forever & always gram ????


Kevin Fox posted on 3/24/20

I’m really going to miss you mom ?