Wilma Jean Daniel Glover


Wilma Jean Daniel Glover

Wilma Jean Daniel Glover, 86, of Lufkin, was born August 8, 1921, in Pittsburg, Kansas, the daughter of the late Ethel Grace (Michie) and John W. Daniel. She passed away Monday, March 17, 2008, at her residence.

Mrs. Glover was a retired teacher. She was Past Mother Advisor of Rainbow Girls, and Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. She served as dorm mother of 20 girls at the Pittsburg (Kansas) State University in 1965-66. Mrs. Glover was a member of Keltys United Methodist Church, taught Sunday School and was the financial secretary for many years. She also served on the Board of the Christian Information & Service Center and was an officer in the Keltys Neighborhood Association.

Mrs. Glover was a graduate of Westark Community College in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Survivors include her stepsons and daughters-in-law, James and Mary Lou Glover of Adamsburg, PA and Wayne and Barbara Glover of Kansas City, MO; stepson, J. Paul Stewart of Arlington; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Blane A. Anderson of Houston and Betty and Hal Lacey of Surprise, AZ; step-grandchildren, Dudley Eugene Glover, Tammy Glover, Brian Lacey and Doug Lacey; and special friends, Bobby and Laura Ann Allison and Jimmy and Sadie Allison.

Mrs. Glover was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard F. Coble, on November 28, 1943, who died in Italy during World War II; and her second husband, Thomas Geren Watkins, in 1951, who died of injuries sustained while serving in the United States Coast Guard. Her third husband, Richard D. Glover, died following 35 years of marriage, and had served as Chaplain's Assistant at Pearl Harbor in 1944-1945. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Jeanette Daniel Shirley, in 1963.

Pallbearers will be Larry Gunter, Jimmy Allison, Bobby Allison Tom Rainey, Hal Lacey, Mack Coward, Jack Evans and James Crawford.

Expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Glover's memory may be made to Keltys United Methodist Church, 508 McMullen, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

Services for Mrs. Glover will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2008, in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park, with Reverend Jacqueline Harmon-Snarr officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Gipson Funeral Home; Philip Snead, director