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Gloria Jean Marcum (nee Medlock)

12/31/1948 — 09/26/2021

Gloria Jean Marcum (nee Medlock), age 72 of Eastlake, passed away September 26, 2021 at Hospice of The Western Reserve surrounded by her family. She was born December 31, 1948 in Cleveland to the late Dorothy Kopilec.

Gloria retired from Lubrizol in Wickliffe after 30 years of service.

Gloria enjoyed traveling, gambling and having a glass of red wine with her best friend “Red”. She loved her family with all her heart, especially her grandchildren.

She was the loving wife of 53 years to Prentis “Red” Ray Marcum; beloved mother of Sheila (Bill) Rapp, Lisa (Jimmy) Asbury and Laure (Steve) Lago; cherished grandmother of David Marcum, Alexis Servey, Sienna Asbury and Adrian Lago; sister of Jennifer (Fred) Taylor and Alan (Connie) Kopilec; cousin, aunt and many extended family.

The Marcum family will receive friends from 3:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, September 30, 2021 at The Abbey, 38011 Euclid Ave., Willoughby (located on the grounds of McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home). A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Friday at St. Justin Martyr Church, 35781 Stevens Blvd., Eastlake. Burial at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Twp.

Donations can be made in Gloria’s name to Hospice of The Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland OH 44119.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal of Jeff Monreal Funeral Home.


  1. Beatrice Anderson

    We were friends for many many years we moved to Virginia and they would come down in the summer and we would have so much fun on Claytor lake and our place on Big Reed Island Creek she will be missed by our family prayers to her family love you all

    Beatrice Anderson
  2. As a child, I have fleeting memories of being at Aunt Glow’s house And having great fun ,not wanting to leave when Dad came to pick us up. As an Adult I will always be grateful that I was welcomed with love back into the family I had been absent from for many years and everytime I have been back to visit, at every event, I have memories of Aunt Glo and Uncle Pren being there, it saddens me deeply to know that Aunt Glo will not be there the next time I return home, as it is not a place that makes it home but the people who make it so…
    I will miss seeing you Aunt Glo….
    My Ohio family while I regret that I cannot be there in person during this sad time, I will be in spirit and I will light a candle Thursday and Friday and put it in the window in honor of Aunt Glo. My love to you my Ohio fam.

  3. Mary Jane Porozynski

    My sincerest condolences to the family. Gloria was a ray of sunshine to all who knew her. She was a kind, caring beautiful woman with a loving heart, whose family was the center of her universe. Rest in peace Gloria, you will be in our hearts forever.

    Mary Jane Porozynski
  4. Shelly Iles

    You were the most kick a$$ mom when I was growing up with with your beautiful daughters! I had the pleasure of working with you at Lubrizol as a temp for a year & that was one of the last times I remember spending with you on our little business lunch downtown. Amazing human that I was blessed to have in my life. Please watch over your family, I know you will. It’s not goodbye, it’s see ya later. Your are SO loved; MISSED by SO, SO many!

    Shelly Iles
  5. Sue and Jeff Forman

    Lisa, we are so sorry. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Sue and Jeff Forman

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