God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Psalm 46-1

Glenda's prayer was for her precious
loved ones to earnestly
seek the Lord
  • 74 years old
  • Born on July 6, 1941 in Sibley, Iowa, United States.
  • Passed away on April 15, 2016 in Dayton, Ohio, United States.

We Celebrate You Grandma!

This weekend we celebrate the beautiful and unbelievable good news that Jesus died on the cross for our sins! Sunday we celebrate that He is risen and that victory is on the way! We also thank the precious Lord for the very many blessings and memories that we have all had with our beautiful wife, mom, grandma, friend, and so much more in Glenda!  It's been a year now since she has gone to be with the Lord, so very hard to imagine. Today, I will reveal to you that as I brushed her hair and rubbed lotion onto her hands she begged me to pray for her children. Her biggest prayer and concern was that they be OK. I promised her that I would. And to date, I continue to do so daily. I pray for their comfort and safety. I pray that they find the unsurpassable peace that only the Lord can provide as well. I do this because I love grandma so and love them so! We love you Grandma Glenda! We miss you terribly! But we thank God that you are in a glorious place that we can not begin to comprehend!

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Glenda Ruth Emery

Grandma Glenda, Grandmother

Gram, Grammie

Stories, memories, photos, well wishes and prayers would a blessing to us all as we celebrate the life of a self-less woman who lived her life for others.  

OBITUARY Written by Earl Emery

Glenda Ruth Den Beste Emery of 1845 Dunseth Lane Springfield Ohio, died April 15, 2016, at Hospice of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.

Glenda was 74 years old. She was born to her parents Henry and Margaret Den Beste, in Sibley, Iowa. Glenda has two brothers, Harlan (Margaret) Den Beste of Perry, Iowa and John (Julie) Den Beste of Grand Island, NY. Glenda has one sister Delores (Richard) Dick of Ithaca, NY.

Glenda spent her school years in Sibley, Iowa, graduating high school in 1959. Glenda was an outstanding student, participating in many activities, was in the National Honor Society and played the bassoon in the school orchestra. During her fifth grade year she was bedridden by Rheumatic Fever, participating in school by way of a telephone connection.

In the fall of 1959 Glenda enrolled at the University of Iowa pursuing a course of study in Speech Pathology. After 3 years she left to marry her husband of 53 years Earl Emery. She then followed Earl as he moved in a business career finally moving to Yellow Springs, OH in 1976.

In 1983 Glenda graduated from Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio, with a degree as a Licensed Social Worker with an emphasis on counseling. She pursued her career first at the Clark County Juvenile Court and later as a licensed chemical dependency professional. Later in her career she became a mental health counselor where she accomplished what she recalls as her most meaningful work for 10 years at the Clark County Jail providing assistance to jail inmates.,

Glenda is survived by her husband Earl Emery with whom she had two children, Jason and Melissa and nine grandchildren. In addition Glenda and Earl have two sons (Tony and Jeff) and a daughter (Carla) from Earl’s first marriage. These blended families provide an additional nine grandchildren. Carla and her husband Matt Blair have played a major role in Glenda’s life.

In September 1994, Glenda along with her husband took custody of four grandchildren, Amanda (9) Janelle (4) Ian (3) and Adrian (14mos) and have raised them to adulthood. This has produced 2 great grandsons Zayden and Morrison Earl. Being “Grammie” was one of the great joys of Glenda’s life especially with Zayden. She was just getting acquainted with Morrison Earl.

To all her recovering friends she wishes the prayer of Serenity and to everyone, especially her family, Christ’s blessings as she departs this life to be with the Lord.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28




Posted by Harlan E, DenBeste on 15th April 2019
Love you and miss you my dear sister!
Posted by Jason Emery on 15th April 2019
Hello Mom, I love you and miss you. I'm not really sure why some days are harder than others, but God gives me the support I need when I'm feeling sad. Joanna has been supportive and taking good care of me too. Dad mentioned they'll be at the boulder today to update the flowers and have a little time to be with you. I wish I was close enough to do that more often - I really like the place dad chose. Talk to you again soon!
Posted by Jason Emery on 17th May 2018
Mother's day was harder this year than last year. Pastor Rodney's sermon made me really think about how much I miss you. It was especially sad to think about the things you would have enjoyed experiencing here on earth that haven't happened yet. I love you.
Posted by Joanna Emery on 6th July 2017
What a wonderful day this is! Grandma's Birthday! There are so many stories and such good memories around this time! Often our family drove to Ohio for the fourth and also to celebrate her birthday. The past several years we were blessed to all gather together during this time for a family reunion. It was awesome to all get to know one another and become closer. Thinking of you always Grandma Glenda.
Posted by Jason Emery on 6th July 2017
Happy Birthday Mom!! I do miss you today, but I'm sure the cake is better there. I'm thinking about the times we had birthday celebrations and how humble you were every year. You're a great example for the rest of us...I love you!
Posted by Jason Emery on 2nd March 2017
I'm finding it hard to believe that it will be a year since mom died in just about 6 or 7 weeks - and that Natalie is now home as well. I'm sure mom welcomed Natalie to heaven and they're having coffee and catching up...I miss you both.
Posted by Jason Emery on 27th December 2016
December is a month of a lot of milestones. Your wedding anniversary, Christmas - the new year. I'm comforted in knowing that you're with Jesus in heaven and watching us get on with our lives. I love you, and miss you.
Posted by Patricia Allen Determan on 23rd April 2016
My heart is breaking for Tuff and his family. The Glenda I knew was loving, generous of herself, determined, spiritual and selfless. She will be remembered with only loving thoughts. Rest with your God, Glenda.
Posted by Harlan E, DenBeste on 19th April 2016
Love You and Miss You My Dear Sister!!!!
Posted by Gerrit DenBeste on 19th April 2016
Aunt Glenda, you have always been a special influence on my life. I know we have not been as close as I wanted but you inspired me and so many others around you. I am now taking Social work classes with a Dual major in Substance abuse and MH Counseling. I feel more drive and compassion then I ever did before. Thank you for all you did for everyone!!! You will never be forgotten. We love you!
Posted by Jason Emery on 18th April 2016
I miss my mom.

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