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“God Bless her. She was such a blessing to all of us. ”
1 of 95 | Posted by: Dennis Jackson - Fort Wayne, IN

“It's really a shock to know our dear sister Gloria has passed away. Indeed as the Bible tells us that we do not know what will happen tomorrow, and...Read More »
2 of 95 | Posted by: Yiwang & I-Ting Huang - Apex, NC

“We were shocked to learn of the sudden death of Ms. Gloria Chen. The news of Gloria's death came as a great sorrow to us. Words are inadequate to...Read More »
3 of 95 | Posted by: Yaw-Yih Wang - Taichung City

“We were so saddened to hear of Gloria's passing. We met Gloria and her family in Dr. Yuan's Friday night Bible study when we studied at Old Dominion...Read More »
4 of 95 | Posted by: Ship-Ming & Jianfei Chao - CA

“We were so saddened to hear of Gloria's passing. We met Gloria and her family in Dr. Yuan's Friday night Bible study when we studied at Old Dominion...Read More »
5 of 95 | Posted by: Shin-Ming & Jianfei Chao - CA

“This past Wednesday (11/15/2017) morning, a student of Faith Bible Theological Seminary mentioned to me that he enjoyed the Chinese Christian Student...Read More »
6 of 95 | Posted by: Mark and Hsueh-Meei Hsu - NY

“I meet Gloria almost 30 years ago in Bible Study when I first arrived in ODU from China. She is such a wonderful person, loving the GOD and always...Read More »
7 of 95 | Posted by: Don Wu - Herndon, VA

“I remember a time, when I was in a very dark place in my life. I was a patient at PBH and she and Chung-wen came to visit me. She gave me a book to...Read More »
8 of 95 | Posted by: Robin Grimm - FORT Wayne, IN

“Thank you very much Gloria and John Wayne for your kind hospitality when I was a poor college student at ODU. Your encouragement to press on with...Read More »
9 of 95 | Posted by: Val Huston - Friend

“I worked with Gloria at North Side High School. Gloria loved us ALL well. She loved the LORD and her heart was true. We have been blessed to call...Read More »
10 of 95 | Posted by: Karen Clendenning - Fort Wayne, IN

“The amount of posts here, as well as their content, speaks to how loved Gloria was. To know her was to realize how special she truly was. I remember...Read More »
11 of 95 | Posted by: Cortney Robbins - coworker

“I worked with Gloria and saw her often as I walked past her office - she always had a sweet smile. Gloria's kind heart is an inspiration and I will...Read More »
12 of 95 | Posted by: Jessica Pena - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gloria Chen was our good friend and sister in Christ. During the time when she was in Poughkeepsie, she was always making her best to serve our LORD,...Read More »
13 of 95 | Posted by: Poyang Lu - Poughkeepsie, NY

“Gloria was the angel sent by GOD to relieve all "who were weary and burdened". Now God is giving her rest; she is in the most beautiful and peaceful...Read More »
14 of 95 | Posted by: Poyang & Shirley Lu - NY - Friend

Chinese Department Classmate Re-union in 2016 “Dear Chung-Wen and family members of our beloved Gloria;We are college classmates of Gloria. We shared a precious 4-year journey together in the...Read More »
15 of 95 | Posted by: Alice Yu - Santa Clara, CA

“Gloria was more than a teacher to me, like my relative to care for me so much when I lived in Fort Wayne. She was one of the kindest person I have...Read More »
16 of 95 | Posted by: Wenzheng Chen - China - Student

“Gloria was a kind, intelligent, gentle person who had a good word for everyone. I had great respect for her. I got to know Gloria by working on...Read More »
17 of 95 | Posted by: Maria Lee - Coworker

“Gloria, we miss you much. We remember the 2 weeks you spent in Taizhou with us. We remember the details of what you had done for Taizhou Vocational ...Read More »
18 of 95 | Posted by: Tina Wang - coworker

“We were shocked to learn of the sudden death of Ms. Gloria Chen. The news of Gloria's death came as a great sorrow to us. Words are inadequate to...Read More »
19 of 95 | Posted by: Yaw-Yih Wang - Friend

“Please keep happy and peace in the heaven. Thank you so much your teaching me in the USA, I am so proud of having a teacher like you can teach me in...Read More »
20 of 95 | Posted by: Weifan Vefan - Student

“The message I posted yesterday had many typos especially after Chinese characters were deleted. I must redo it because Gloria is an excellent writer...Read More »
21 of 95 | Posted by: Munchin Wang - Plano, TX

22 of 95 | Posted by: QINGDIAN DAI - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gloria was the sweetest and kindest person I've ever met! I am really lucky that I had her as my very first English teacher when I arrived at Indiana...Read More »
23 of 95 | Posted by: Yuenan Rodriguez - Fort Wayne, IN

“I worked with Gloria at Indiana Tech last fall. The thing I remember the most about her was how happy she always was and how welcomed she made me...Read More »
24 of 95 | Posted by: Carrie Rodesiler - Fort Wayne, IN

“It was a surprise for us to hear that Gloria has unexpectedly passed away. Her loss left us profound sadness and empty feeling. She was a devoted...Read More »
25 of 95 | Posted by: Pi-Ju Mino - Japan - Friend

“Sister Gloria is the most willing person that I know of in helping others -- my family was one of them. Her radiant smiles are like Spring winds, so...Read More »
26 of 95 | Posted by: Chunming Lin - Poughkeepsie, NY

“It was a surprise for us to hear that Gloria has unexpectedly passed away. Her loss left us profound sadness and empty feeling. She was a devoted...Read More »
27 of 95 | Posted by: Pi-Ju Mino - Kyoto - Friend

The love we embraced from you
28 of 95 | Posted by: Ei Ei Maw - Fort Wayne, IN

The smile we both shared will always stay in my heart
29 of 95 | Posted by: Ei Ei Maw - Fort Wayne, IN

Field Trip to Middlebury, IN with Gloria Chen and International Students<br />5-2-14 “In loving memory of Gloria Chen, teacher and friend. We will love you and miss you always. ”
30 of 95 | Posted by: Monica Trump - Fort Wayne, IN

Visited Gloria and Chung-Wen at Fort Wayne, enjoyed fellowship time together. 7/30/2016 “Gloria had been and always a role model and big sister in Christ to us. We're thankful to God for friendship all these years. Her humble heart,...Read More »
31 of 95 | Posted by: Alice and Andrew Liau - Raleigh, NC

“What a loss. I was speechless when my husband told me. He worked with Gloria and the IEP program, and we had been at her house on several occasions....Read More »
32 of 95 | Posted by: Kierstin Kellermeyer - Fort Wayne, IN

“, -- , ! ----------------,; , , , ! , (Psalm 118:14) ! ”
33 of 95 | Posted by: Chunming Lin - Poughkeepsie, NY

“Is sad to know that Ms. Chen is no longer between us. Her smile and friendly personality, had highlight any place that she was present. From this...Read More »
34 of 95 | Posted by: Bruna Gratz Da Vitoria Do Amaral - FL

“I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Gloria. Gloria always brighten my day with the warmest smile, great personality, positive attitude, and the...Read More »
35 of 95 | Posted by: Ed FEyl - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend

“Gloria has been my role model for the past 50 years since we met at middle high school. It came as a big shock that she went to heaven on 11/9/2017...Read More »
36 of 95 | Posted by: Munchin Wang - Plano, TX

“I am very sad to hear this news. Gloria is an amazing lady. During the half a year I spent in Fort Wayne, she is really kind and gave me lots of...Read More »
37 of 95 | Posted by: Botao Qin - Xi'an - Friend

“Very sad to see her passing. May God comfort her dear husband and family. ”
38 of 95 | Posted by: A friend

“Gloria and I worked together as editors for school magazine at Tainan 1st girl's high school from 1971-1973, we were good friends since then. We...Read More »
39 of 95 | Posted by: Leeju Chang - Wu - Plano, TX

“Mrs. Chen was my 1st teacher in the US when i came here 12yrs ago. She was not teaching me English but also taught me how to become an upright person...Read More »
40 of 95 | Posted by: Nam Nguyen - Dallas, TX - Student

“Gloria was an amazing lady! She was the bright, happy face that I encountered on the way to and from the Snyder Academic Center. She always had a...Read More »
41 of 95 | Posted by: Judy Roy - Fort Wayne, IN

“I had the honor of being Mrs. Chen's student my freshman year of high school. She made learning Chinese a really fun and exciting experience. Even...Read More »
42 of 95 | Posted by: Cody Book - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear ChunWen, May the Lord be with you, comfort you and give you peace. Our heart goes to you and your family. May His presence be with you and...Read More »
43 of 95 | Posted by: David and Kathy Ho - Bixborough, MA

“I met Gloria when I was teaching English courses at Indiana Tech and soon came to depend on her knowledge and insight when teaching ESL students. ...Read More »
44 of 95 | Posted by: Elizabeth Smith-Meyer - IN

“Gloria always brightened the halls of the Snyder Academic Center. She was always smiling and helping students. Each time our paths crossed, she...Read More »
45 of 95 | Posted by: Tara Lewis - Fort Wayne, IN

“It was always a pleasure to help Gloria with her computer because she would always greet me with a smile and time-passing conversation. ”
46 of 95 | Posted by: Joseph Biancardi - Coworker

“It is with my deepest sorrow in hearing the sad news. Gloria is a long term member, and the Model Member, of Fort Wayne Chinese Families and Friends...Read More »
47 of 95 | Posted by: Jenning Li - Fort Wayne, IN

“Chen She was my first foreign language teacher, and taught Chinese at North Side High School. I wish I had our pictures together here with me in...Read More »
48 of 95 | Posted by: Jalyn Radziminski - Atlanta, GA

Wo men de peng you zai zhe  li.... Mrs. Chen's student at North Side “Mrs. Chen was a phenomenal teacher that not only taught us Chinese language, but also taught us about the culture . She was a kind woman who was so...Read More »
49 of 95 | Posted by: Jalyn Radziminski - Atlanta, GA

“To the Family of Gloria Chen: May you find the peace and comfort that only God can give during this time of transition. Gloria was a dedicated and...Read More »
50 of 95 | Posted by: Connie Scott - Fort Wayne, IN

“I was lucky enough to have Gloria as a teacher, such an admirable person, always so energetic and contagious. Know that we will always be thinking...Read More »
51 of 95 | Posted by: Jean Lucas Monte Carvalho - IN

“Gloria was a very warm, caring and kind person. She had a great smile and wasn't afraid to show it off. You will be missed Gloria. ”
52 of 95 | Posted by: Frank Kahn - Fort Wayne, IN

In Taizhou, China “When we met in Taizhou, China, I was impressed by your enthusiasm for teaching our students. The students received many help to promote their skills...Read More »
53 of 95 | Posted by: Junhuan Lin - Taizhou, China

“Gloria, just speaking her name warms my heart and brings a smile. Smile, her smile, invited you in and let you know she genuinely cared about you. ...Read More »
54 of 95 | Posted by: Tammy Taylor - Roanoke, IN

“Mrs. Chen one of the sweetest person I've ever met. She was my teacher, and taught me not only English but how to behave myself at class. I will...Read More »
55 of 95 | Posted by: Júlio César Giacomin Júnior - IN

“I had known Gloran while I was working in Fort Wayne 2011-2015. Her smile and warm hospitality always kept me positive and staying strong facing any...Read More »
56 of 95 | Posted by: Jack Yu-Chieh Chen - Friend

“A new star is in the sky; Your essence of light and love will be with us until the end of time. In your memory, I will plant a butterfly bush; it...Read More »
57 of 95 | Posted by: Jane Feyl - Fort Wayne, IN

“Ms. Chen was one of the sweetest teachers and Godly people that I have ever met. She is now resting in the arms of the Lord and we'll see each other...Read More »
58 of 95 | Posted by: Esther Vel - Fort Wayne, IN

“I was fortunate to have an opportunity to work with Gloria in the past. She's a great model, a person with the warmest smile and great personality. I...Read More »
59 of 95 | Posted by: Tommy Tran - Fort Wayne, IN

“Your smile, warm hugs and kind heart will be missed greatly. Until we meet again, I will miss you my friend!! ”
60 of 95 | Posted by: Lana Foster - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gloria will be remembered for her genuine kindness, gentle spirit and welcoming smile. I am grateful to have known Gloria and she will be missed. My...Read More »
61 of 95 | Posted by: Julie Farison - Coworker

“I would like to say that, Mrs Chen was one Special Lady. Maureen, Theresa, Sue and I will cherish the great memories we shared at North Side High...Read More »
62 of 95 | Posted by: Arlene Casiano - Fort Wayne, IN

“Praise God for Gloria and her life lived to God's glory and service. She intensely loved all who entered her life and was tirelessly at work to help...Read More »
63 of 95 | Posted by: Ginny Yang - Fort Wayne, IN

“I would like to say that, Mrs Chen was one Special Lady. Maureen, Theresa, Sue and I will cherish the great memories we shared at North Side High...Read More »
64 of 95 | Posted by: Arlene Casiano

“Gloria, l am glad you are with our Heavenly Father now. We really miss you. I hope we can see each other again in heaven together. You were one of...Read More »
65 of 95 | Posted by: Lily Han - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Gloria, You've raised two wonderful children, and we are lucky enough to have one of them, Jenn, become part of our family when she married...Read More »
66 of 95 | Posted by: Anne Gong - Belle Mead, NJ

“Gloria will be missed by many people including her Tech family. She was the sweetest person I've ever met with such a kind heart and her smile will...Read More »
67 of 95 | Posted by: Ashley Perry - Fort Wayne, IN

“I will always remember Mrs Chen. She was a wonderful person. Very friendly and kind. ”
68 of 95 | Posted by: Eduardo Herculiani - Maringa

“I was so much shocked and feel unbelievable when I heard this SADEST news today. Although I only work with you for 9 months at Indiana Tech, I do...Read More »
69 of 95 | Posted by: Shuxin James Hua - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gloria had a gentle and quiet spirit about her, which often speaks the loudest. She was full of joy and her investment in students was inspirational...Read More »
70 of 95 | Posted by: Steve Dusseau - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gloria was a truly sweet spirit. I am so sorry to hear of her passing--we will miss her so much. I am praying for all who loved her. Rachel Kellogg ”
71 of 95 | Posted by: RACHEL KELLOGG - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Gloria was such a sweet, kind person. She was always had a kind word and sweet smile for anyone she came into contact with. She will be greatly...Read More »
72 of 95 | Posted by: Amy Jagger - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gloria, thank you for sharing your kindness with all of us. You will be missed. ”
73 of 95 | Posted by: Joshua Long - Coworker

“When I met you earlier this year, I found a person that was so very kind, sweet, and a gentle spirit. I pray for your family and your friends. You...Read More »
74 of 95 | Posted by: Patricia Tanner - Fort Wayne, IN

“Your loving spirit will be missed at Indiana Tech by students and the Tech family. Praying for the family and friends during this time. ”
75 of 95 | Posted by: Kristina Byndom - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gloria always shared a big smile, kind words of encouragement and a warm hug. Our halls will notice her absenceOur minds will miss her presenceOur...Read More »
76 of 95 | Posted by: Penny Egly - Fort Wayne, IN

“I will miss Gloria immensely. She was a mentor and an inspiration to me as an instructor at Indiana Tech. I am thankful for the opportunity to work...Read More »
77 of 95 | Posted by: Veronica Gabet - Fort Wayne, IN

“I joined Tech in February 2017. Gloria was the first person to give me a hug and welcome me as a sister in Christ. Gloria was top notch, she loved...Read More »
78 of 95 | Posted by: Julie Hendryx - Coworker

“Gloria is one of the genuinely caring and sweet women I have ever met. Our regular hugs and support will be greatly missed. May the heavens hold this...Read More »
79 of 95 | Posted by: Courtney Shull - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dearest Gloria, I loved your beautiful smile, your gentle, gracious spirit and the genuine kindness of heart that you displayed to everyone that...Read More »
80 of 95 | Posted by: Monica Trump - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gloria was one of the kindest people I've ever known. She had such an amazing dedication to the students and employees of Indiana Tech. Every time I...Read More »
81 of 95 | Posted by: Amanda Ladig - Coworker

“Gloria had an amazing personality. My boyfriend and I met her last summer, and we spoke everyday. We looked forward to seeing her, because she always...Read More »
82 of 95 | Posted by: Sarah Dunmore - Fort Wayne, IN

“I worked with Gloria at Indiana Tech. She was friendly to everyone she met. She would constantly ask about my family and was delighted when my...Read More »
83 of 95 | Posted by: Joe Warning - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gloria was always a very positive person. Her dedication to our students inspired me. She will be missed and remembered always at Indiana Tech. I...Read More »
84 of 95 | Posted by: Maximo Ortega - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gloria was an amazing person. Every encounter was with a big smile, which was contagious! Prayers to her family during this difficult time, she...Read More »
85 of 95 | Posted by: Robert Confer - Fort Wayne, IN

“Let me start off by saying THANK YOU. Mrs. Gloria Chen was not only a wise teacher, she was also a beautiful and humble soul that I was thankful to...Read More »
86 of 95 | Posted by: Lariah Simpson - Fort Wayne, IN

“Some people pass through this world and leave it just as they found it but people like Gloria take the time to do special things that make the world...Read More »
87 of 95 | Posted by: Sherrill Hamman - Fort Wayne, IN

Summer English & Cultural Program, July 2017, Indiana Tech “Gloria was a wonderful person and a joy to work with. She was kind, sincere and a very warm person. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for her...Read More »
88 of 95 | Posted by: Sharmila Chowdhury - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gloria was so kind, when I would go to our Fort Wayne campus she always was so welcoming and had a beautiful smile. She will be greatly missed. My...Read More »
89 of 95 | Posted by: Ellen Brown - Walkerton, IN

“You will SO be missed, Gloria. My thoughts and prayers to your family. Know she was loved by students and staff. Till we meet again, my friend. Cindy ”
90 of 95 | Posted by: Cindy Verduce - Fort Wayne, IN

“It was impossible to feel sad when Gloria was near. Her radiant smile could always chase away the darkest clouds. Our hearts will forever keep the...Read More »
91 of 95 | Posted by: Celia Garza - Fort Wayne, IN

“I knew Gloria for several years. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word. Her passing is a great loss to all of her Indiana Tech family. ”
92 of 95 | Posted by: Gaylene Sherman-Mertz - IN

“Gloria was an amazing woman that brought joy to everyone she interacted with. She was dedicated to her family, friends and students. She will be...Read More »
93 of 95 | Posted by: Joshua Francis

“Gloria was one of the nicest people I have ever had the blessing to meet. She was warm, caring and genuinely interested in helping everyone. She will...Read More »
94 of 95 | Posted by: June Robinson - Coworker

“I worked with Gloria at Indiana Tech. Gloria was the sweetest woman I have ever known. I will miss her sweet smile and her sweet hugs. She always...Read More »
95 of 95 | Posted by: Lisa Brown - Fort Wayne, IN

Friends and family will gather on Saturday, November 18th to celebrate and remember Gloria's life.

The memorial service will take place at Christ's Community Church (10616 Liberty Mills Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804). Service will begin at 10:00AM.

The Chen family requests that memorial contributions be made to Chung-Wen Chen to support the grandchildren's education fund. If sending a check, please indicate 'In memory of Gloria Chen' in the notation line.