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Mary Glover

DEPUE — Mary Aurora Glover, 99 , of DePue, late of Manor Court in Peru, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014.

Mary was born on Nov. 30, 1914, in Spring Valley to Tomas and Aurora Garcia Blanco. She married William T. Glover on July 19, 1938. He preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1985.

Mary graduated from DePue High School in 1932. In her early years she was active and a regular attendee of the DePue First Congregational Church, the Ladies Guild of the church, taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was active in the PTA and enjoyed her ladies bridge club. Mary was a homemaker and “Sports Mom”. She and her husband rarely missed a game of either of their sons, whether home or away. She was well known in the community for baking, particularly pastries, rolls, coffee cakes, bread and desserts (fresh apple and cherry pies, cakes and cookies) that spoiled her family for anything else.

Mary enjoyed and loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.

Mary is survived by two sons, William "Gordie" Glover and his wife Peggy, along with their three children, David (Sue) Glover, parents of Samantha and Joseph; Rebecca (John) Burns, parents of Patrick and Riley; and Kathy (David) LandiVittori, parents of Savanah, Everett and Hadley; and her second son, Kenneth T. Glover and his wife Deborah, along with their three children, Julie (Eric) Erway, parents of Megan Aurora, Kaitlyn and Anna, and sons Kenneth T. Glover Jr. and Justin Glover.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Oscar, Ismael and Thomas Blanco; and three sisters, Lola Blanco, Louise VanDegraft and Beatrice Funk.

Private family visitation and services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Barto Funeral Home in DePue with Pastor Betty Delgado officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to either: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Dallas Chapter Office at 4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75204; or DePue Public Schools, 204 Pleasant St., DePue, IL 61322.

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