POSTLEWAIT, GLENNA MARIE - Texas County, Missouri | GLENNA MARIE POSTLEWAIT - Missouri Gravestone Photos


Cabool Cemetery
Texas County,

Feb 6, 1935
Jul 12, 2015

Apr 11, 1939
Oct 8, 2016

Delbert Gene Postlewait, son of John Jefferson and Lucy Jane (Crewse) Postlewait, was born on February 6, 1935 in Huggins, Missouri and departed this life on July 12, 2015 in Hartville, Missouri. He was 80 years, 5 months, and 6 days of age.
Gene grew up in the Huggins and Mountain Grove area and graduated from Mountain Grove High School in 1954.
He was saved and baptized and began preaching at the age of 20. He preached and pastored Free Will Baptist churches in Missouri for 54 years, retiring from the ministry in 2009 due to health complications. At the time of his passing, Gene was a member of the Willow Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Mountain Grove.
He married his sweetheart, Glenna Todd, on September 25, 1955 in Mountain Grove, Missouri. To this union three children were born: Debra Marie, Terry Gene, and Michael Dean.
After they married, they moved to Kansas City, Missouri where he went to work for Manor Baking Company as a route salesman. After moving back home to Mountain Grove in 1959, he owned and operated a Phillips 66 gas station. After selling the gas station, he went to work as a plumber for Sanders & McCarty Plumbing Shop. In 1961, Gene and Glenna bought a farm in Huggins and he began working with Civil Service in Ft. Leonard Wood and retired in 1972. In 1976, he went to work as a postal carrier out of the Graff post office where he retired at age 62.
Gene enjoyed hunting and fishing with his wife, family, and friends and making special memories. He also enjoyed woodworking, watching westerns, and St. Louis Cardinal ballgames.
He was preceded in death by his father: John Jefferson; mother: Lucy Jane; brothers: Wade, Wayne, Harold, Clyde, James, Carl, Johnny, Paul; sister: Freida; an infant brother; and an infant sister.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Glenna; daughter and son-in-law: Debra and Duane Crewse of Mtn. Grove; son and daughter-in-law: Terry and Jessica of Aurora; son and daughter-in-law: Michael and Kelly of Stockton; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings are sisters: Bernice and Margie; and twin brother: Dean, all of Mountain Grove. []

Glenna Marie (Todd) Postlewait of Mountain Grove, Missouri, daughter of Ernest and Marie Todd, was born on April 11, 1939 in Cabool, Missouri, and departed this life while in Hartville Care Center on October 8, 2016 at the age of 77 years, 5 months, and 27 days, after a long battle with cancer.
She married Gene Postlewait on September 25, 1955 in Mountain Grove, Missouri. To this union three children were born: Debra Marie, Terry Gene, and Michael Dean.
After marriage they moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where she worked at Hallmark Cards. Glenna and Gene moved back home to Mountain Grove in 1959. In 1961, they bought a farm in Huggins, Missouri, and Glenna began working in the factory industry at H.D. Lee in Houston and Brown Shoe Company in Mountain Grove for many years. Glenna also enjoyed working at State School #30 where she retired after years of helping disabled children. From the beginning of their marriage, she assisted Gene in gospel ministry wherever they lived and was a caring and compassionate example to everyone who knew her. Glenna had the ability to make everyone feel welcomed and good about themselves. Many of her nurses described her as the sweetest woman on Earth, even during her final days.
Glenna enjoyed fishing with Gene or anyone who would take her. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, solving puzzles, and St. Louis Cardinal ballgames, as long as they were winning. Glenna loved being around her family as much as possible, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Gene; father: Ernest; mother: Marie; step-father: Leo "Bus" Alsup; brother: Kenneth; and sister, Myrna.
Glenna is survived by daughter and son-in-law: Debra and Duane Crewse of Mountain Grove; son and daughter-in-law: Terry and Jessica Postlewait of Aurora, Missouri; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Kelly Postlewait of Stockton, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. []

Contributed on 2/18/17 by mjrwag
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Submitted: 2/18/17 • Approved: 2/18/17 • Last Updated: 4/19/18 • R802939-G802938-S3

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