Patsy Glenn


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Posted Online: Dec. 29, 2012, 5:20 pm
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Patsy J. Glenn, 80, of Aledo, died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fippinger's. Memorials may be left to Trinity Presbyterian Church in Aledo. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born on June 18, 1932, in Sparta, Ill., a daughter of Eugene and Roberta McQuarter Lindsay. She graduated from Sparta High School and married James Glenn on Feb. 15, 1951, in Sparta. He died on March 5, 2012.
Patsy owned and operated Midway 66 Gas Station in Aledo, having been the first female in the state of Illinois to operate a service station. She cooked and waitressed at several area restaurants, including Lucille's and was employed by the Mercer County Senior Center. For many years, she was "Grandma Patsy" at the Mercer County YMCA, where she was employed in childcare watch.
She was a member of the American Legion Fallerans Post 121 Auxiliary, Mercer County VFW Post 1571 Auxiliary, Mercer County Hospital Auxiliary and taught Sunday school and youth group for many years. She loved to fellowship at McDonald's, play cards and babysit.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan Kenney, Aledo, Sara (Randy) Ott, Milan; two sons, William (Linda) Glenn, Aledo, Tom (Amy) Glenn, Monmouth; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert L. Lindsay, Racine, Wis.; and several nieces; and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, David and Gerald; and one sister, Portia.












 



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