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Myrt Glatzer (1931 - 2013)

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Myrt Glatzer

Jackson

Myrtle Willingham Glatzer, 82, of Jackson, MS passed away Tuesday April 2, 2013 at her home. She was born on February 13, 1931 in Foley, AL to Jessie and Trudy Willingham. Myrt was one of the state's early pioneers in special education and served the State department of Education until her retirement. Myrt graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelors's degree in Education and graduated from the University of Southern MS with a Master's Degree in Special Education.

Myrt and her husband, Keith S. Glatzer, a notable news reporter and newscaster for WDAM in Hattiesburg and WLBT in Jackson, were married Decembrer 20, 1952 and enjoyed a loving relationship until Keith's passing in 1986.

Myrt was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Trudy, her husband Keith, and her sister Millie. She is survived by her two sons, Marc and Eric, and her brother, Larry Willingham, and two grandchildren, Lura Glatzer and Eric Glatzer II.

Funeral services will be 1:00pm Tuesday April 9, 2013 at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, preceded by visitation at 12 Noon.

Memorials may be made to St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 643 Beasley Rd., Jackson, MS 39206-3827.

Published in the Hattiesburg American on Apr. 7, 2013
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