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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Mildred E. Glenney, 88, of Muscatine, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed into God’s loving care Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

The Rev. Gertie Nickols will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Marilyn Van Haaften and vocalist Marion Hetzler.

Casketbearers will be her grandchildren, Lori Lockwood, Debra Doehrmann, Chad Shoppa, Doug Griffin, Daniel Bartenhager, Brian Glenney, Sharon Bridges, Carrie Glenney, Ryan Glenney and Kate Glenney.

Interment will be at the Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sweetland Methodist Church or Camp Courageous.

Mrs. Glenney was born June 10, 1919, in Cedar County, the daughter of Frank and Carrie (Kaufmann) Townsend. She graduated from Wilton High School in 1936.

She married Merle C. Glenney on April 20, 1940, in Princeton, Mo.

She was a homemaker and a very active member of the Sweetland United Methodist Church for over 60 years, serving on many committees and as president of UMW.

She was a 50-year-member of the Order of the Eastern Star Purity Chapter in Wilton, a former 4-H leader and an active member of the Muscatine County Farm Bureau.

She was a caring and loving person and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Those left to honor her memory are her husband; two daughters, Linda Shoppa and her husband, Larry, of Muscatine and Joan Bartenhagen and her husband, Fred, of Muscatine; two sons, Gary Glenney and his wife, Darla, of Seattle, Wash., and Dwight Glenney and his wife, Dianne, of Muscatine; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Herb Townsend and his wife, Nancy, of Wilton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Fred Townsend.
WILTON, Iowa - Neil R. Glenney, 90, of Wilton, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at Unity Hospital, Muscatine.

The Rev. Tim Leathers of Heartland Fellowship, Wilton, will officiate the service. Musical selections will be provided by organist, Deb Mohr, and vocalist, Cindy Smith.

Serving as casketbearers are Will Glenney, Doug Glenney, Bill Laucamp, Billy Laucamp, Dwight Glenney and Bob Laucamp. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Jodi Barclay, Tia Glenney, Tiffany Glenney, Kara Glenney, Cody Barclay, Austin Barclay, Braden Barclay, Noah Barclay and Morgan Glenney.

Interment will take place at the Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton, with Military Honors conducted by the Wilton American Legion.

Memorials may be made to Wilton First Responders.

Mr. Glenney was born Sept. 26, 1916, to Ted and Pearl (McClean) Glenney in Union, Iowa. He married Clarice L. Laucamp on Jan. 8, 1944, in Cedar Rapids.

He worked at the Hardin County CCC Camp prior to moving to the Wilton area in 1939. He then proudly served in the United States Army during WWII. He served with the 20th Armored Division in Germany at the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp. He later farmed in Cedar County, retiring in 1980.

He was a member of the Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church in Wilton, the Wilton American Legion Post #584 and the Cedar County Farm Bureau. He served on the board of directors of the Cedar County Farm Service for many years and was also an FHA advisor. In 1958, he was the Cedar County Master Swine Producer.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Clarice Glenney, of Wilton; three sons, Ross and his wife, Brenda, Glenney of Durant, and Ted and Bob Glenney, both of Wilton; his brother, Merle and his wife, Mildred, Glenney of Muscatine; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Thelma Kiser; and four brothers, Paul, Carroll, Charles and Donald Glenney.

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