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Darlene Mae Glassner, 92, of Worth, IL, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 12:06 a.m. January 13, 2017 at her home.
She was born June 9, 1924 in Ottumwa to Orville H. and Stella Mae Harris Howard. She married Adolph F. Glassner Jr. on December 12, 1946 and he preceded her in death on May 21, 1973.
A 1943 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Darlene earned a degree as an RN from St. Joseph School of Nursing. She worked for Illinois Central Railroad Hospital. She worked for 25 years for J.C. Penney's, retiring July 15, 1989.
She was a member of Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic Church.
Surviving are her children, Craig (Cheryl Grosso) Glassner of Dumfries, VA and Celeste (Tom) Cameron of Worth, IL; 3 grandchildren, Kristen (Paul) Karl and Kerin (Jeff) Kresha both of Bellevue, NE, Keith (Rosalind Bowers) Cameron of DeKalb, IL; 9 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Patrick, Kaelin and Daniel Karl, Jacob, Samuel, Anna Kate, Cade and Ian Kresha.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Evelyn Howard.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Jon Disburg officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the family present from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palos Hospice, 15295 E. 127th St., Lemont, IL 60439.
Published on January 16, 2017
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