Norma Jean Glensky passed away Wednesday morning 2:15 a.m. on November 1, 2017, at the home of her son in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she had resided with his family for three years. She was born April 30, 1927, to Lela Fay McCullah Burbridge and Marion Arvey Burbridge in Missouri. She lived her childhood in Missouri, and graduated from Crane High School. Norma was converted on July 12, 1941, at White Oak Church while visiting her grandparents by Rev. R. Ereckson. At 20 years old, Norma married Walter Glensky of Maryland, and they made their home in Baltimore. They had five children.
Norma returned to her home state in 1962, where their youngest daughter was born. She raised her family in eastern Lawrence County, supported her family by working at Juvenile Shoe Corporation in Aurora, and her children graduated from Marionville High School. Norma and her children attended church at the Osa Block Church, where her parents also attended. Her love of the family, friends, and neighbors with whom she was surrounded were of utmost importance to her. She later was a member of the Marionville First Baptist Church until her move to South Carolina in 2014.
She is survived by her oldest son, Steve, and his wife, Kerri, of Missouri. Their family, Brian Glensky and wife, Kristen, of San Diego, California. Their daughter, Kate Glensky Brinks and husband, Gerritt. Also, by James Glensky and Nathan Glensky, all of Joplin, Missouri. Her oldest daughter, Janice Simon, and her family, Carrie Blalock, and husband, Mark, all of North Carolina. A son, Bruce Glensky, wife, Sherrie, and son, Kyle Glensky, all of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Their daughter, Amanda Szabo, and husband, Brandon, of Washington D.C. A daughter, Denise Reavis, Republic, and her family, Aaron, Adam, David, and Daniel Reavis, all of Missouri. A daughter, Debra Ledbetter, and her husband, Steven, of Madison, Wisconsin. Their daughter, Stephanie Barron, and husband, Randy, of Salado, Texas. Their son, Christopher Ledbetter, and his wife, Aja, of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Norma has seven great-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren: Elizabeth, Emily, and Cora Glensky, and Mason and Tyler, all of California; Owen and Kinsley Barron of Salado, Texas; Emmett Ledbetter of Little Rock, Arkansas, and three-week-old great-grandson, Luke Szabo. Also surviving are a brother, Jerald Burbridge, of Burlington, Iowa. A sister, Lula M. Crouch, Verona. A brother, Jim Burbridge, of Aurora, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Norma was preceded in death by her mother and father; and the father of her children, Walter Glensky. Her youngest brother, Kenneth Ray Burbridge. Also a brother-in-law, Carl E. Crouch; sister-in-law, Helen Garoutte Burbridge; and sister-in-law Joyce King Burbridge.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 7 in the Peterson Funeral Chapel. Interment will followed at the Osa Community Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her mother, father, and brother.