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Glenda Martin

Glenda Martin

Glenda Jean, nee McGough, Martin, 81, of Marissa, IL; born on January 24, 1936 in Marissa, IL; passed away on April 26, 2017 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Mrs. Martin was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL. Glenda was a very loving mother, grandma and great-grandma.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Carl and Christine, nee Pate, McGough. Her husband – Oscar “Jerry” Martin who passed away on July 10, 1999. One brother – Carl Dean McGough. One sister – Patsy North.

She is survived by her children – Edward (Arlene) Martin of New Athens, IL; Kenneth Martin of Marissa, IL; Sharon (Rusty) Guebert of Coulterville, IL. Her grandchildren – Shawn (Shawna) Martin; Justin Martin; Carl Martin; Eric (Brittany) Geralds; Sarah Thies; Kelly Thies; Kristi Perry; Brandi (Caleb) Merlenbach. Fourteen great-grandchildren. One sister – Sharon (Stanley) Smith of Alameda, CA.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and at the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00am with Rev. Harkness officiating.

Burial: Interment will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    We will miss our sweet family friend and neighbor. Glenda was always so bright, kind and caring to all of us. Our hearts go out to her entire family at the loss of her beautiful soul. We pray that she will find rest and peace in her heavenly home with our Redeemer. Please take comfort in knowing she holds a special place in the many hearts she touched. God bless all of you in this time of sorrow.
    Raymond Kilman, Christine, Ray Jr, Larry, Valerie & our families

    Posted by: Christine Kilman Wesselman – St Jacob, IL – Friend Apr 27, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    My sincere sympathy to all of you. Glenda Jean was a very special lady – so sweet and always smiling. Wish I could be with you at this – but sending lots of love, hugs and prayers. Ken and Sherri

    Posted by: Sherri wildt – Seminole, FL – Family Apr 27, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with family. Glenda will be sorely missed by All who knew her. I have lots of childhood memories of Glenda, Jerry, Eddie, Kenny and Sharon. May you All find peace and strength during this difficult time.God bless you All❤

    Posted by: Cathy Light – Marissa, IL – Friend Apr 27, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a kind,beautiful,gentle person. I never heard her raise her voice all the time I knew her.she was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed.

    Posted by: Lori Adair little – Baldwin, IL Apr 28, 2017

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