ForeverMissed
      Glenda K. Sander, 81, of Peoria Heights, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Peoria.
     Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with Pastor Rick Brisbin officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens.
     Glenda was born on August 18, 1938 in St. Elmo, a daughter of Mervil and Alma (Durbin) Knapp. She married Vernon G. Sander on August 25, 1956 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on February 27, 2011 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Linna Helms and Rosalie Knapp.
     She is survived by her daughters, Alma (Bill) Sander-Moyer of Mossville, Lucia (Bill) Owen of Metamora, Twila (Don) Beason, Lisa (Garry) Schielein and Dawn (Josh) Higdon, all of Peoria; sister, Carol (John) Hopple of Edwards; twelve grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
     Glenda attended Faith Church in Washington.
     Memorial contributions may be made in Glenda’s memory to Faith Church or St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.
Posted by Sue Kelly-Scott on November 5, 2019
Alma and Family, Sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. I know she will be greatly missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sue Kelly-Scott (formerly 1209 E. Sciota)
Posted by Theresa Davidson on November 3, 2019
Sorry for your loss to everyone in the family she was a very nice lady I met her a couple times if she was my grandson's aunt their dad side she was a very nice lady and she was very kind sorry for your loss my prayers go out to you all
Posted by Barbara Weber on November 1, 2019
One day I walked into the kitchen and saw Jon, age 3, standing on a chair, wearing a red bathrobe and talking to the sky. That little red bathrobe had belong to Davey and when he died, Dave and I had put it up on the top shelf of the closet. I asked Jon why he was wearing that robe and he said that Davey told him to wear it. When I told Glenda the story, she said she totally believed that the angel of Davey in heaven was communicating with his little brother Jon here on earth. Glenda was a woman of great faith and she will be missed by all who knew her.

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Posted by Sue Kelly-Scott on November 5, 2019
Alma and Family, Sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. I know she will be greatly missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sue Kelly-Scott (formerly 1209 E. Sciota)
Posted by Theresa Davidson on November 3, 2019
Sorry for your loss to everyone in the family she was a very nice lady I met her a couple times if she was my grandson's aunt their dad side she was a very nice lady and she was very kind sorry for your loss my prayers go out to you all
Posted by Barbara Weber on November 1, 2019
One day I walked into the kitchen and saw Jon, age 3, standing on a chair, wearing a red bathrobe and talking to the sky. That little red bathrobe had belong to Davey and when he died, Dave and I had put it up on the top shelf of the closet. I asked Jon why he was wearing that robe and he said that Davey told him to wear it. When I told Glenda the story, she said she totally believed that the angel of Davey in heaven was communicating with his little brother Jon here on earth. Glenda was a woman of great faith and she will be missed by all who knew her.
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Shared by Dawn Sander Higdon on November 1, 2019
  Mom was the kindest, most generous person I've ever known. She would give you her last dollar if you needed it & asked, even if it meant she had to go without!
   She loved feeding everyone! When she would cook, she cooked enough for an army because she never wanted anyone to go away hungry.
   If she knew you needed anything, she would go out of her way to find whatever was needed to give it to you; that's why she loved shopping at garage sales & thrift stores. It helped what little money she had help a larger number of people.
   She was Mom to all who met her! Children were her life! She will be GREATLY missed!