Gloria "Jean"

Gloria “Jean” Cleckner Beheydt, 92, passed away September 14, 2017 after a brief illness at Akron City Hospital Hospice. She was surrounded by family.

Jean was born in Rittman on September 8, 1925 to the late Celia (Holm) and Russel Von Rodenberg and graduated Rittman High School. She was preceded in death by her husbands James Cleckner and Robert E. Beheydt.

Jean enjoyed traveling, making it to every state except Delaware; playing cards; gardening; reading; and crocheting. She enjoyed spending time with her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her sister, Joan (Paul) Jennings; son Jeff Cleckner of Huntersville, NC; daughter Christine Demlow (David Allin) of Sharon Center, OH; son Jim Cleckner of Wadsworth; seven grandchildren, Matt (Melissa) Cleckner, Tracy (Bo) Snide, Sara (Dean) Casto, Jake Cleckner, Nikki Wathey, Alicia (Justin) Hardesty, Gina Demlow (Ray Smetana); eight great-grandchildren Emma and Abby Snide, Colin, Camryn, and Will Casto, Haley and Cole Hardesty, and Ruby Smetana.

Private family services will be held at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home of Wadsworth. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery.