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Gloria Lourash

Birth Date: September 21, 1946
Death Date: October 31, 2018

Gloria Ann Lourash ( DeJaynes),72, of Decatur went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Gloria was born September 21, 1946 in Decatur Illinois, the daughter of Vernon and Viola Vowell. She retired from being a teacher at Mt. Zion Elementary school after 35 years. She was a devoted christian, wife, mom, and grandma, soon to be great-grandma, and homemaker.

She was a member of her beloved West Side Church of the Nazarene, where she was involved in church activities and also was a bible quizzing coach for over 30 years. Gloria loved spending time with her family, church family, and playing card and board games.

Gloria married Randall Lourash October 9, 1993 in Decatur, Illinois. Gloria leaves behind her husband of 25 years; sons, Rob DeJaynes (Sharon Lopez) of Decatur, Ed DeJaynes and wife Michelle of Decatur; grandchildren Andrew, Braxton ( Chyanne Beach) , Juliana and husband Darren, Devona, Dekglen, and Logan. She also leaves behind one soon to be great-grandaughter Aubree.

She was reunited in Heaven with her parents. Gloria will be deeply missed by all of her family until they are reunited in Heaven.

Services to celebrate Gloria’s life will be at 10 am Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at West Side Church of the Nazarene, 788 N. Sunnyside Rd. Decatur, IL with Pastor Lyle Artman officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Moran and Goebel Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to West Side Church of the Nazarene.
The family of Gloria Lourash is being served by Moran & Goebel and Cremation Services, 2801 North Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

November 6, 2018
5:00 pm
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Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services
2801 N. Monroe Decatur, IL 62526
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November 7, 2018
10:00 am
Westside Church Of Nazarene
788 N Sunnyside Rd, Decatur, IL 62522
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  1. Dear Lourash family, So sorry to hear about Gloria. I taught with her in the Mt. Zion Schools. We were like sister schools, Salem and Dalton City. She will be greatly missed by many who knew her. My prayers and thoughts reach out to all of you at this time. In Christian Love, Deb Webb

  2. miss you sweetheart

    Written by: Birdie & Helen Wilklins

    Gloria, thanks for all the love you showed to eveyone you came in contact with . Jesus was the center post of your life, and you expressed it in your every day living. We always looked forward to your visits, and your wondeful payers. Looking forwad to seeing you shortly, we are homesick for heaven. Tell Jesus it is time…………….

  3. Rob, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I lost my Mom last year at this same time. I hope your family is a peace knowing she has gone home to be with the Lord. A mother is very special and I pray for comfort for you and your family.

  4. Gloria Lourash

    Written by: Linda Binger

    If I remember correctly, Gloria taught grade school in Dalton City, having at least one of my sons in her class. Did not realize she had been in that school system all those years, shows how dedicated she was to teaching. We moved away from Dalton City and I lost touch. Sorry for your loss but so glad you had her as your family member.

  5. Sorry

    Written by: Paula Ward

    Sorry for your loss. I seen her the other day before and after her surgery. Praying for you and the family.

  6. Please except my condolences. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.

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