Gloria Joan Giessler, 82, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 8, 2014.

She was born on June 21, 1931, daughter of the late Casey and Marcile Trisel of Willshire, Ohio.

On July 8, 1951, she married Carl Giessler, who survives.

Other survivors include her daughters: Colette Price (Jerry) of Tucson, Ariz., Carleen Brown (Nat) of Bishopville, S.C.; one granddaughter: Melissa Parrett and two great-grandchildren: Casey and Gianna Parrett of Berne, Ind.; one grandson: Ryan Sauers of Bishopville, S.C..; her sister: Marlene (Jim) Habegger of Decatur, Ind.; her brother: Dennie Trisel of Willshire, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Brett.

Gloria was a gifted pianist and organist who touched many lives with her musical talents and skills. She taught piano and organ out of her home near Ohio City and at both Hardin’s and Turner’s Music Stores in Van Wert. She also served as church organist at St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Harrison Township for over 20 years. After moving to Ft. Wayne, Ind., she continued teaching music from her home as well as at Fred Myers’ Music Store until moving to Tucson in August 2000.

She will be remembered for being caring, supportive and encouraging to family, friends and students - and for her beautiful smile. A memorial service will be held in Tucson, Ariz., at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Ohio City, Ohio.

Arrangements were handled by Bring’s Broadway Chapel. Condolences may be emailed to