STERLING – Glenda M. Fleming, 68, of Sterling, formerly of Amboy, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Rock River Hospice & Home.
She was born Nov. 14, 1949, in Waukon, Iowa, the daughter of James and Wilma (Goeke) Curtin. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in education with an emphasis on special education. In her teaching career, she worked as a substitute teacher, helped with preschool in Amboy, and then was a kindergarten teacher in Paw Paw. She subsequently taught special education in Franklin Grove. Along with her husband, she owned the Amboy Pharmacy, where she spent more than 30 years as a fixture in the community.
Glenda was a past president of Amboy Chamber of Commerce, she helped with the Christmas Walk, where she was known for her vegetable pizza, and was a member of the Amboy Women’s Club. Glenda enjoyed crossword puzzles, walking, clogging, spending time with her family, and searching out collectibles.
She married Stephen J. Fleming on June 5, 1971, in Iowa City, Iowa. He preceded her in death March 31, 2004.
Survivors include her four children, Christopher (Tess) Fleming of Dixon, Callie (Patrick) Bodmer of Amboy, James (Jane) Fleming of Charleston, South Carolina, and Tiffany (Will) Lee of Sterling; 10 grandchildren, Daxton, Knox, Marlo, Haven, Mallory, Leah, Benjamin, Makenzie, J. Oliver, and Calvin; one brother, Greg (Madeline) Curtin of Prophetstown; and several nieces and nephews.
Glenda also was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Connie Fisher; and one brother, Kent Curtin.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Colin Easton officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.
A memorial has been established to Rock River Hospice & Home and Clipper Kiddies Preschool in Amboy.
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