Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Gloria J. Ault

Gloria J. Ault, age 79, of Shelby, died Monday night, January 10, 2022 at her home with her family at her side.

Gloria was born on March 21, 1942 in Shelby, Ohio and was a 1960 graduate of Shelby High School. Gloria attended Wittenberg University and received her teaching certificate from The Ohio State University. Gloria taught at Plymouth Elementary, Dowds Elementary in Shelby, and for Milford School District in Cincinnati. Upon returning to Shelby, Gloria worked at First National Bank for over 20 years and retired as a Real Estate Loan Officer. After retiring, Gloria and her husband, Larry, opened Ault’s Country Tyme Shop in 1998 and in 2000 expanded to rug hooking, woodworking, and stained glass.

She was a lifelong member of the First Lutheran Church and served on church council for several years where she had also been President. Gloria was also a member of the Malabar Foundation and the Malabar Spinning and Weaving Guild where she was also President.  Her rug hooking hobby made it possible for her to travel to England twice with fellow rug hookers to study old rugs of English descent. She enjoyed watching sports, was an avid reader, and loved her sweets- in particular, cookies. Gloria’s grandchildren were her life and spending time with them, and her entire family, always brought her happiness and joy.

On April 25, 1986 she married Larry C. Ault and he survives. Also surviving are four children: Stacy Adams of Mansfield, OH, Jodie (Andy) Hopkins of Alexandria, OH, David (Mary) Ault of Marriotsville, MD, and Beth Curtis of Alexandria, VA; 6 grandchildren: Madison Curtis, Cameron Curtis, Matthew Ault, Jack Ault, Nicholas Adams, and Drew Hopkins; and dear friend: Julie Thorton. She was preceded in death by her father: Charles Sharkey, Jr.; mother: Dorothy Gannaway; and dear friend: Marie Steele.

For the care, guidance, and compassion shown to Gloria, the family would like to thank Dr. Das, Avita Home Health Care and Hospice, Marlene Steele Adkins, Pastor Rus Yoak, and the Penwell Turner Funeral Home.

Family and friends are welcomed on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 4-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral Services will be on Friday, January 14, 2022 at 10:30 am at First Lutheran Church, 33 Broadway St, Shelby with Pastor Rus Yoak officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at or by leaving a comment on Gloria’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

To view Gloria’s tribute video, click this link provided:

Memories & Condolence

  1. Starr Burgess says:

    My heart felt condolences to Larry and the family. Gloria was such a classy talented lady, everyone who met her wanted Gloria to be their friend.

    May all of her memories comfort the family and her rugs always bring a smile when you see them.

  2. Jody Thompson says:

    Glo… I could just drop the mic bc not enough space for my wording. Your humor, laughter and fervor were infectious! I’m so blessed to befriend Jod so I could have so many countless memories with you and the family. Godspeed Glo I love you.

  3. Tom Adams says:

    Larry and family, so sorry for your loss.

  4. Kim McCracken says:

    Larry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  5. Sue Stroup Colangelo says:

    So sorry for the loss of your beloved wife, mother and grandmother. I was in Gloria’s “Miss Sharkey’s” first class at Dowds Elementary School and I adored her. She was so kind, caring, and fun and I will never forget her. Every kid would be blessed to have such a wonderful teacher! May she Rest In Peace.

  6. Connie Kuhn says:

    So sorry to see of Gloria’s passing, we were neighbors on Weidner Road, she was always so friendly and had a smile on her face.

  7. Janet Hall says:

    So sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. She was a good friend, always had a smile and kind words.

  8. Mindy Utz says:

    My deepest condolences.

  9. Dana Pennell says:

    Larry, Jenny & I are so sorry to hear that we’ve lost Gloria. We have missed turning around to talk to both of you. Offering our love to your family.

  10. Julie Mattison says:

    So sorry to hear of this. The rug Hooking community lost a sweet lady. Our condolences to Larry. Searsport rug Hooking

  11. Amy glorioso says:

    Larry and Gloria were wonderful neighbors to our parents, John and Jean smith. Everytime I would see Gloria, she had on the most beautiful and unique jewerly! She was a class act! Sorry for your loss

  12. Linda Sawyers says:

    Jody, please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your Mother. My God be by your side and lift you doing this difficult times.

  13. Laurie Zimmerman says:

    I am deeply sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. My condolences to Larry and their family. She was a sweet friend whom I met through our love of rug hooking.
    May she be at peace.

  14. Tim Yore says:

    Mom and I send love and sympathy to the family and friends of a really great lady

  15. Lauren Fuqua says:

    A beautiful lady, gone too soon.
    Prayers for Larry and all the family.

  16. Bob & Sue Stover says:

    Please accept our sincere sympathy in you loss.

  17. Mary Troxell Ruckman says:

    My condolences for her family. I was also in her first class at Dowds School. I can remember the room, some of her clothing and other things clearly.

  18. Barbara Kaple says:

    Larry and family – Jan and I were so sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. Such a beautiful person inside and out, she will be missed.
    Barb & Jan Kaple

  19. Patti Kitzler says:

    My contacts with her at the bank were always productive—and fun. She shed a bright light on her world that definitely will be missed.

  20. Bill Adams says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to all. No matter what title was given, wife, mother, grandma or just plain Glo she embraced them all. A strong and generous woman was Glo and will be missed. We are sorry that we cannot attend calling hours or services but please know that Glo and you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bill Adams and Bambi Couch

  21. John Thompson says:

    So very sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. I too was in Gloria’s first class at Dowds Elementary and in fact was ring bearer in Gloria’s first wedding. What a wonderful person and friend!! My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this trying time.

  22. Don and Kathy Yockey says:

    So sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  23. Laura Clever says:

    Larry and family, I am feeling so much sadness. Gloria was so talented and so happy to share her knowledge. She will be missed by many . Prayers for you and your family as you grieve.

  24. Janie Freiheit says:

    Stacy and family….Greg and I are so sorry for your loss.

  25. Sonja Obrynba says:

    Gloria was such a sweet, classy lady. It was a privilege to know her. Condolences to Glorias family and dear friends..

  26. Kevin & Shelly Ackley says:

    Dave & Mary,
    We are so sorry for your loss! Kevin and I wish that we could make it to calling hours, but our schedules just don’t allow us. I remember fondly our bowling excursions! She was a sweet soul!

  27. Julie A Clark says:

    Stacy and Jodie,
    From our family to yours our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. Your Mom was such an amazing individual! We have such fond memories of girl scout camping trips and cooking eggs on coffee can burners, to sharing Homecoming Court memories together to being one of the best softball cheering moms at all of the games -rain or shine. Hold dear to your heart her memories because we do.
    Julie & Susie Clark

  28. Betsy Reed says:

    Larry and family, Gloria was a beautiful gracious lady and will be missed. Loved her sense of humor. She was just fun to be around. She was a very talented rug hooker. Im sorry for your loss. Betsy

  29. Jennifer Bowman says:

    Larry and family, I don’t have to tell you what a wonderful person Glo was. She took me under her wings back in 1984 when I first started at the bank. She trusted me to house sit your homes & your dogs. She trusted me to help set up her shop (and caused my primitive addiction). Glo was a very special, classy, funny lady who always made a friend everywhere she went. She definitely loved her family & specially her Lar Bear! I’m sure the angels sang loudly as she entered her eternal home. And one day…
    I’m sorry I cannot attend because of illness that has hit our home. Prayers for Gods grace, mercy, comfort during this time.

    Love, Jennifer Bowman

  30. Andrew&Amy Sipes says:

    Larry our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this dfficult time



  32. Roland/ Annie rozell says:

    Rosy and I wish to say how sorry we are for your families loss. Gloria was such a talented lady and a friend to everyone. We met she and Larry at the Malabar Guild. So sorry for your loss

  33. Barbara J. Eakins says:

    Jim and I send our sincere sympathy to your family, Larry especially you and her children. We didn’t know Gloria very well, but we know she was a very special person as are you. We know you all will miss her terribly.

  34. Deb Love says:

    To Gloria’s family
    Mom and I are so sad to hear of Gloria’s passing…she was always a bright light wherever she was…I was in second grade at Plymouth Elem when Gloria started her teaching career there…She was teaching the other second grade class…but all the kids loved her whether she was their teacher or not…she and I also worked together at Wickes Lumber …and of course all the years of church at First Lutheran…May your memories comfort you..our thoughts and prayers are with you….Deb and Tess Love

  35. Mark Steele says:

    Larry, Stacy and Jodi,

    So sorry I can’t be there. This is a difficult one to process. A rock, A friend, Family and so much more. Glo was a very special person and one that I will carry with me.

  36. Maryann Bricker Theiss says:

    Larry – we first met when you were with the Extension Service and I was at Family Recovery Center in Columbiana County. Gloria and I were in the class of ’60 and I was so surprised to figure out you had married Gloria (another small world story). I am so sorry that we lost another dear friend from our class. Hope all the family and friends are coping with the such a big loss. Prayers for your comfort at such a difficult time.

    Maryann Theiss (also the class of ’60)

  37. Jim Ingram says:

    Stacy, sorry you lost your mom! My condolences to you and your family.

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