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Jean (Huey) Glotzbecker
December 25, 1926 ~ July 13, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Jean Huey Glotzbecker, 96, died on July 13, 2023. She was born December 25, 1926, the youngest child of Gordon and Clara Hanson Huey. A lifetime resident of Ashtabula, she was a 1944 graduate of Ashtabula High School where she sang soprano with the Acapella Choir. She married fellow classmate, Donald Glotzbecker on June 3, 1944 at Harris Memorial Church by the late Reverend Ernest T. Roney. They were active workers on their 1944 class reunions. She assembled and wrote al the reunion newsletters.
She thought of her family as a holiday family. Her brother was born on New Year’s Eve, Jean on Christmas, a son on a Thanksgiving, her daughter on Halloween and her first grandchild on an Easter.
Raised Presbyterian, she was active in the church as a Deaconess, choir member, circle Chairman, taught Sunday School, Bible School classes, chaired the Shut-In Committee, hosted and attended Bible Study Groups, and visited nursing homes and the elderly.
In younger years, she was active in various organizations which included the Ashtabula Writers Guild, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, 4 H leader, active in P.T.A., she was home room mother for her children’s classrooms. She participated in her children’s schools, church, sports and their many activities and was a gofer for her husband’s business. She handled the publicity for many of the organizations to which she was a member.
Deeply interested in family history, she shared with relatives information she had gleaned on their ancestors and enjoyed writing essays from family memories. She consistently registered activities, daily, in journals for over seventy years. An avid reader, the Christian’s Bible was her favorite book.
A neat homemaker, she enjoyed inviting guests for meals and preparing food, cookies, breads and pies to give to others. She enjoyed humor and had a quick wit. Her great enjoyment was being with family, relatives and friends. She had many friends and loved and appreciated each and everyone.
A volunteer for World Vision, she knitted sweaters to be given to children in this country and overseas. She liked traveling, silk flower arranging, music, crafts, crossword and word search puzzles, playing Chinese checkers, the family bichon, Dar-C, bird watching, viewing covered bridges and lighthouses and watching skyward at cloud formations as they drifted by. She loved writing poetry and was very good at it.
In her youth, one of her favorite pastimes was bicycling. In later life, she purchased an exercise bike and for thirty years pedaled over 28,000 miles.
Jean is survived by her children, Gary (Marilyn), Dale (Gail), and Lori, four grandchildren, Kelly (Travis) Breedlove, Michael Donald (Gina) Glotzbecker, and Jay, and Jessica.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, on August 23, 1981, her parents, brothers, Gilbert Huey, Clarence Huey and Dale Huey and her canines, Dar- C, Heidi and Heidi II.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Hospice of the Western Reserve for the exceptional care and compassion they showed Jean.
Memorial contributions can be made in Jean’s memory to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004.
At her request, a private family service will take place, at the family plot at Ridgeview Cemetery, with the Reverend Robert Falke officiating.