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Glendell W. Woodrow


1950 - 2019
Glendell "Glen" Wayne Woodrow, 68, Advance, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Glen was born Dec. 26, 1950, in Centralia, Ill., the son of Thomas Woodrow and wife Melba, nee Bradshaw. He was the owner/operator of PGS Home Improvements for many years. Glen was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was very active in military organizations such as Task Force USA, Freedom of the Road Riders, Patriot Guard and American Legion.

Glen also was a singer/songwriter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching old Western movies and traveling. Glen loved visiting the Smoky Mountains.

He had enormous love for his family and spending time with his grandbabies. Glen adored his wife; they shared an amazing love. He was a big man with a big heart. Glen would do anything to help anyone.

Glen and Pamela Koestner were united in marriage Sept. 11, 1999, in Troy, and she survives of the home.

Glen also is survived by four sons, Aaron Woodrow, Florida state, Travis Woodrow, Warrenton, Matthew (Kathy) Thelen, St. Charles, and Daniel (Jennifer) Thelen, Advance; three daughters, Stacy (James) Sparkman, North Royalton, Ohio, Rebecca (Bruce) Springer, Rockford, Mich., and Stephanie (Miguel) Echevarria, Advance; brother, Paul Woodrow, Warrenton; sister, Jacqueline Torpea, St. Charles; 16 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Dawndee Woodrow.

Visitation was held Friday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Chapel, Advance.

A funeral service followed at 1:30 p.m., also at the chapel.

Burial was at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Bloomfield.

The family was served by Morgan Funeral Home, Advance.
Published in The Missourian on Jan. 24, 2019
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