On Friday, November 16, 2012, at 10:45 p.m., Elizabeth Kay Glasgow departed her earthly family to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Keeping vigil at her bedside were her twin sister, Louise Ann Glasgow, her twin sons, John Obreiter and David Obreiter and son, Robert Obreiter and daughter, Bevin Rogers. Elizabeth was 68 years young!
Elizabeth affectionally known as "Betty" to her family and friends, was born December 1, 1943, in Suffern, New York. Her parents were the late John and Catherine Glasgow. She grew up in Mahwah, New Jersey, with her sister, Louise and her brother Dan, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Mahwah Jr./Sr. High School in 1961. She was accepted as a nursing student at the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing and graduated from there in 1964. She was employed as a registered nurse for 47 years.
Betty had two passions. Her first was passion was her family. She was married in 1964 and had four loving children to whom she was very devoted, Robert William Obreiter of Porter Ranch, California, John Michael Obreiter of Houston, Texas, David Andrew Obreiter of Watertown, Connecticut and Bevin Elizabeth Rogers of Cumming, Georgia. Betty also has five grandchildren, twins Megan Greer Obreiter and Matthew Ferrentz Obreiter, Jason Dane Obreiter, Alyssa Kay Green, and Lauren Taylor Green.
Her second passion was her love of nursing. Betty spent most of her career as a Director of Nursing in long term care facilities in Ohio, California, and North Carolina. Her final position was as Lead Nurse with the North Carolina Department of Corrections. She often said that she loved caring for all people, but especially the elderly.
Betty possessed a deep and abiding religious faith that permeated her personal relationships with family, friends and co-workers. Her strong beliefs provided a moral compass that guided and grounded her during her entire life.
Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will also be a viewing on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. A funeral mass will follow and all who knew her are invited to attend.
Elizabeth's family wish to thank the personnel who treated her at CarolinaEast Internal Medicine in Pollocksville and the nursing and medical staff of CarolinaEast Medical center, especially the nurses in the Oncology Unit, who lovingly cared for her in her final hours.
Online condolences are received at oscarsmortuary.com
Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary.