OBITUARY

Gloria L. Safford

June 2, 1932January 22, 2021
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Gloria L. Safford, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021. She was born on June 2, 1932 in Fort Wayne. Gloria was a daughter of the late Louis Schwink and Beulah (Johnson) Jahn. She was a devoted member of Waynedale Baptist Church for many years. Gloria spent many hours volunteering with her Delta Rho Chapter of Sigma Beta. She enjoyed listening to music. Gloria is survived by her daughters, Kristi (Kirk) Mayer, Sandra (Jeffrey) Crider, Janey Byram, Karna Espich, and Karen Eckler; son, William Safford; eleven grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and sister, Donna Jahn. Also preceding her in passing was her husband, Charles Safford; and brothers, Roger Hoffman and Orlen Schwink. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals 6810 Old Trail Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be held from 5-8pm on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Waynedale Baptist Church.

  • DONATIONS

  • Waynedale Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 28, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 28, 2021

  • Final Resting

    Thursday, January 28, 2021

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Amanda Starry

January 29, 2021

Grandma- I’ll always remember my birth story because every time you’d see me, you would tell it like it happened yesterday. Thank you for keeping me warm and safe on my birthday. ;). I’ll miss you so much.

Marcia Hille

January 25, 2021

Have good memories of the time we spent in sorority. You were a great "sister" and friend.

Candy Beltz (Morr)

January 24, 2021

Gloria touched not only my life in so many positive ways, but also my two sons. She cared for my boys for so many years while they attended nursery school, Maplewood Elementary, and into Jr High, (We moved from the Fort Wayne/Waynedale area in 1995.) She was my Sigma Beta sorority sister! Most importantly, I am proud to say she was my friend! When I moved back to FW in 2011 for a few years, we would see her out dancing with her friends. We had lots of laughs reminiscing. Even though we did not see each other often the past 25 years, she remained a special friend in my heart and memory. Bill and Mike mention her to this day when some memory flashes in their minds. Rest in peace, sweet friend, 🎼 G L O R I A ❤️

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