Gladys (Balzer) Chandler, age 101 years, formerly of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. She was born on Feb. 23, 1918 at Beaver, Ohio, the oldest child of Peter, Jr. and Mabel (Halterman) Balzer. Also preceding her in death were brothers, Robert, William, and Warren and sister, Mary Balzer.
She is survived by daughters, Angeline Cameron and Edna Chandler and son, Ralph Chandler, as well as three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Garthee and brother, Philip (Doris) Balzer.
She was a graduate of Ohio University and a member of Kappa Delta Pi. She was an elementary educator, having spent the majority of her career in the Coalton and Wellston School systems. Helping her students learn was the great joy of her life. She was a long-time member of Christ Methodist Church, Jackson, which was a great source of comfort and support for her. She was also a member of the Book Review Club of Jackson, a member of the Franklin Valley Quilters, and a member of the Retired Teachers Association.
In lieu of flowers, it was her request that contributions be made to the Jackson County Chapter of Ohio Retired Teachers Association (JCCORTA) Scholarship Fund, c/o D. Blankenship, 318 Pleasant Grove Road, Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Viewing will be 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 with the funeral service at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 at the Cox-Burkitt Funeral Home, Beaver, with the Rev. Janie Karl of Christ United Methodist Church, Jackson, officiating. Burial will follow in the Beaver Union Cemetery.