Glenda Lorraine Leitterman
Glenda Lorraine (nee Hopkins) Leitterman, 96, of Springfield, MO and formerly of Crystal City, MO, died February 22, 2014 at Cox Hospital South with family members at her side. Born September 24, 1917, Glenda was the daughter of the late T.A. and Minnie Hopkins of Farmington, MO. She was a graduate of Farmington High School and Missouri Beauty Academy. On July 9, 1939, Glenda married Dennis J. Leitterman and they made their home in Crystal City. Glenda was the proprietor of Paul's Beauty Salon until her children were born. Later she was employed by Crystal City Elementary School as a cashier and dessert baker.
Glenda was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church and a past member of Business and Professional Women. She was known for being an excellent cook and a green-thumb gardener. Glenda loved a good card game and belonged to several bridge clubs up until her death. Her first priority though was her family and dear friends whom she loved unconditionally.
Glenda was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis J. Leitterman, and by six of seven siblings.
She is survived by three daughters and a son: Gloria (Richard) Eskew of Springfield, MO; Deanna (Dave) Sampson of Yuma, AZ; Kay Mason of Springfield, MO; and Dennis (Pam) Leitterman of Sunnyvale, CA. She is also survived by a sister, Helen Marie (Herbert) McKelvey, and by seven grandchildren: Charles Snedden, Lorraine Snedden Harrison, Keith (Tammy) Sampson, Michelle Sampson (Joseph) Vielbig, Brett Mason, Eric Leitterman, and Craig Leitterman, as well as seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held on March 15th, 11 am at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Springfield, MO and March 29th, 11:30 am at Grace Presbyterian Church in Crystal City, MO. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Crystal City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church or Grace Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements are under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.
Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home
1947 E. Seminole Springfield, MO 65804
Published in the News-Leader on Mar. 9, 2014