Gloria L. Horn Huxoll

December 28, 1921June 29, 2011

GLORIA L. HUXOLL, 89, of Fort Wayne, died on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Golden Years Homestead. She was born in Harlan and served in the Navy Waves during World War II. She retired in 1986 as Supervisor of the Dental Hygienists' Program at IPFW, which she helped establish in 1964. She previously had worked for various dentists as a hygienist. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church; graduated from Harlan High School and IU School of Dentistry; served as secretary of Lutheran Hospital Board of Directors; was president of Lutheran Health Service Society (formerly the Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary) from 1993 to 1995; and was a member of Isaac Knapp Dental Hygienists' Association. "She and her husband, enjoyed camping and traveling in their RV. She loved playing golf, bowling and water skiing even when she was in her 60's." Surviving are her daughter, Kelly D. Huxoll of Fort Wayne; two nieces; four nephews; 13 great nieces and great nephews; and seven great-great nieces and great-great nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence W., in 1985; parents, Jennings B. and Amelia Christina Horn; brothers, Richard J. Horn and Dexter H. Horn; and sister, Virginia A. Peck. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 7710 E. State Blvd., with calling one hour prior. Pastor Steve Ahlersmeyer officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road. Burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens. Preferred memorials to Isaac Knapp Dental Hygienists Association or St. Peter's Lutheran Church.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 5, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 5, 2011
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 6, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Gloria L. Horn Huxoll

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Jean Campbell

July 7, 2011

Kelly, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I am the hygienist I am today because of your mom's dedication and love for the field! I am forever greatful for her!

James Potts,DDS

July 6, 2011

Kelly: Please accept our sympathy in the loss of Gloria. We have many special memories in working with her over the years.

Deborah Oberlin

July 6, 2011

Gloria was such a dear lady and she was a 'lady" in every sense of the word. Even after we graduated from hygiene school she cared about how we were doing both professionally and personally. Even though she was a "tough" instructor it was because she cared so deeply about each of us and she saw the potential in each of us. There are not many educators like her left . She will be sorely missed professionally and personally. I am sooo sorry for your loss Kelly and know how much she adored and loved you too! Deb Oberlin

Lisa Sanford Driver

July 5, 2011

Mrs. Huxoll cared about every aspect of our lives--both professionally and personally. She always expected the best out of us. My life would not have been the same if it would not have been touched by her. Your mom was an amazing woman Kelly! Thank you for sharing her with all of us for all these years!

Lynn Wetmore

July 5, 2011

Kelly, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how difficult the loss of your Mother can be. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Kay Whybrew Rossok

July 5, 2011

Mrs. Huxoll was the epitomy of being a dental hygienist and a dedicated instructor. Her influence will remain for many years in those of us who had the privilege to have been one of her students. Rest in peace Mrs. Huxoll and my sympathies to Kelly and all of the family.

Cindy Bradtmueller

July 4, 2011

What was it that Mrs. Huxull told us? Something about holding our instruments like we are holding a baby bird in our hands. Gloria left a deep imprint in my heart both as an excellent professor and as a loving person. I know I am better because she touched my life. Love and prayers to you, Kelly

July 3, 2011

Sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. She did so much for IPFW and the Ft Wayne dental community. Her legacy will definitely live on. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Dr Tim Bussick and staff at Bussick Orthodontics

July 2, 2011

Kelly - I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was truly blessed to have you as her daughter. Your loving care of your Mom was evident every time I saw you together in Church. Our family will keep you in our prayers now and in the future. God bless you - Lori Bruick Spridgeon and family.

Leann Byanski Keefer

July 2, 2011

A teacher touches eternity, she never knows where her influence stops; Gloria had an unparalleled presence and consummate passion for dental hygiene and her students. My consummate respect and gratitude to her for the multitude of life and knowledge gifts she gave unselfishly. To Mrs. Huxoll, with love.