Joan Adele Glaude

Glaude, Joan Adele

Glaude, Joan Adele (nee Pelletier), Sept. 29, 2020, at 92 years old, fortified with the Holy Sacraments, joined her adoring husband, the late Ralph Glaude, her late sister Anita DeWitt & late parents, Adelaide & Louis Pelletier, in the presence of her Savior. Survived by her sisters, Lorraine Pancella & Dolores Illig.

Loving mother to Mark (Linda) Glaude, Dr. Katherine (Donald Bolte) Glaude-Bolte, Nanette (Jeff) Coleman & Martin (Dr. Tara Flynn) Glaude.

Devoted grandmother to Charis (Josh) Voss, Jason (Lovern) Glaude, Sarah, Rebecca (Nicholas James) & Andrew Bolte, Livviya (Brendan) Boyle, Daniel, Michaela, Emmett & Gabriel Coleman, Casey, Jolene, Silas, Claire, John & Henry Glaude.

Cherished great grandmother to William, Elizabeth & James Voss, Tesla Bolte & Justin Glaude.

Beloved aunt, great aunt, wonderful friend, neighbor, church leader/lector. She made friends wherever she was, including England, (where she married Ralph while he was in the Air Force), St. Aloysius grade school, St. Alphonsus Liguori (Rock Church) High School, St. Joan of Arc parish, Our Lady of Life apartments, Sheridan at Laumeier Park, Pacific Care Center. The family is immensely grateful to all her outstanding caregivers, esp. Javier Parada.

Joan enjoyed chocolate, card games, puzzles, pastries, travel, stamps, & birds. She & Ralph shared their love of travel with their children on yearly adventures. Later Joan saw the Pope in Rome!

A native of St. Louis, MO, as a teenager during WW2, Joan worked at Kenrick Seminary, befriending a sponsored Japanese family. A gifted stenographer & secretary, Joan worked at the Religious Information Bureau, University of Missouri & small businesses.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Disabled American Veterans, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or Doctors Without Borders. Generous to the end, Joan donated her body to science (SLU School of Medicine). Send Condolences to

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Services: Visitation at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (5800 Oleatha), Sat., Oct. 24, 2020, 10:00 a.m. followed by Memorial Mass at noon.

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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Oct. 11, 2020.
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
5800 Oleatha
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St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
5800 Oleatha
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Joan was an amazing woman for the 4 weeks that I knew her. I worked for one of the nursing facilities where she recently resided. Joan reminded me much of my grandmother. I was one to assist with the feeding of her breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I told joan stories about my family and my late grandfather. For some reason, joan made me remember a piece of me from when I was little. She would every so often respond to me with the slightest of smiles. May you rest in peace Mrs. Joan. And thank you for listening to me.
Lori Douglas
October 29, 2020
Ralph and Joan Glaude were very good friends of my parents, Wally and Agnes Sauer. I have many fond memories of their family. I remember the story of one of the children's births and how Joan didn't make it to the hospital for the delivery! She was a very sweet person, as was your Dad. Linda Sauer O'Donnell
Linda Sauer O'Donnell
October 11, 2020