Highland: Obituaries

Glenda Grodeon, 75

Glenda Grodeon
Glenda Grodeon

Glenda June Grodeon, 75, of Highland died on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at her home.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at and from 8 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, with the Rev. Jim Blue Minister of Sunrise United Methodist Church in O’Fallon, Mo., officiating. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.

She was born on Oct. 28, 1940 in Joppa, Ill., to Glen and Iola (Walbright) Sutfin. On June 16, 1962, she married Brent N. Grodeon. He survives in Highland.

Mrs. Grodeon grew up in Joppa and Metropolis, Ill., and she graduated from Metropolis High School in 1958. She attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale and graduated with a degree in elementary education in 1962.

She worked twos years in central Illinois, at Clinton, and started in Highland Schools in August 1964, teaching second grade. She taught 32 years in Highland before retirement.

In 2005, she and her husband moved to O’Fallon, Mo., to be near their son. They moved to Trenton in 2010 and returned to Highland in December 2014. In retirement, she enjoyed being a homemaker and being with her family. She collected antiques, enjoyed shopping and liked arts and crafts.

She was a member of Sunrise United Methodist Church. She was also a former member of First Congregational Church in Highland for 40 years.

Other survivors include a son, Richard N. “Rich” Grodeon (fiancee Tamara S. “Tammy” Grammer) of O’Fallon, Mo.; and a grandchild, Jacob T. Grodeon of O’Fallon, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Lori A. Grodeon, who was stillborn on March 28, 1974.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Hospice of Southern Illinois, or Education Plus at Highland Community Schools.