Glenda Lea (Blatchley) Warzynski

Glenda Lea (Blatchley) Warzynski

Glenda Lea (Blatchley) Warzynski

Glenda Lea (Blatchley) Warzynski, age 75, passed into His loving arms on September 15, 2022, after a fierce battle with cancer. She was determined to beat it, and she did.

Glenda was born to Forrest and Leone (Warren) Blatchley December 5, 1946. She was raised looking up to her older brother, Gordie.

While growing up the family moved around quite a bit as her dad was in the service and then worked on various highway building projects.

The family finally settled in rural Coloma where she attended elementary school. She attended Westfield High School where she met, and then married her high school sweetheart, Bob on June 10, 1967.

They lived in Norfolk, VA for about a year after they married, and then moved back home to Coloma to farm. They had two daughters, Jackie and Toni. Glenda worked with Bob on the farm as well as driving school bus, a job she loved with her whole heart. When they got out of farming she took on the job of school cook. She also took care of the books for Bob’s trucking business.

She retired from her school positions in 2012 to enjoy time with Bob. They loved to just jump in the car and go for long drives through the country, or to Canada, or wherever they wanted to go. Glenda was a dedicated member of the South Burr Oak United Methodist Church. She taught Children’s Sunday School for many years and served on the UMW group, most recently as President.

Glenda was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2014, underwent chemo, then a stem cell transplant and was able to live life to its fullest for seven more years. Those seven years allowed her to see two granddaughters get married and three great grandchildren be born. She said she was so very blessed.

Glenda was predeceased by her parents, Forrest and Leone, her brother Gordie, a nephew Jerry, and a great-granddaughter Kadance.

She was wife to Robert Warzynski, Mom to Jackie (Kevin) Sigourney and Toni Hattabaugh, Auntie to Teresa Gunderson, Grandma to Amber (Adam) Grube, Levi Hedding, Claire (Andrew) Pooch, Ethan (Chris) Sigourney, and Damon Burrows. Her special job was to be 3G (Great-Grandma Glenda) to Edyn, Emmett, and Shia. Glenda is further survived by a multitude of family and friends.

A visitation will take place at South Burr Oak Church near Coloma, on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 10am to 1pm followed by a memorial service and luncheon.

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  1. Barb Follett Schweger says:

    Glenda was a wonderful person, have known her since we were kids, and have nearly always seen her to at least say hello when I have been back to my home town. She was kind, one who cared, and always so open about her cancer. The last time we spoke was at a Memorial Day Service at Coloma Corners and I still remember her saying. “Oh, I’ll always be here next year on Memorial Day, just don’t know if I’ll be underground or standing here on the grass talking to you.”

  2. Gary and Jo-Ann Chilewski says:

    We were very sorry to hear of your loss. Glenda was a super person. The kids just adored her for their bus driver all the years they attended school (First grade through High school). They also loved going to her house at Christmas time to bake cookies. We will miss her as a friend and neighbor. Our deepest sympathy to the whole family.

  3. Jen Dunnett says:

    Glenda was the best. She always gave you a warm welcome when you saw her anywhere. So blessed to have known her my whole life

  4. Elizabeth Powers says:

    God’s speed Glenda.

  5. Bob and Krystyna Brown says:

    We extend our heartfelt condolences to you, Bob, and family. Glenda was a bright light and one of God’s special gifts to her family and many friends.

  6. Diane Warren says:

    I loved Glenda so much. She is the reason why I went to the Warren Family Reunions to give her hugs and she made me feel welcomed. She followed me on FB and always commented on places I visited. Will truly miss her. 💖

  7. Deb Timmons says:

    So sorry to hear of your family loss. Many breakfasts at Royal after bus routes were had years back. A great person thru and thru. Hugs and prayers to all family and friends during this time.

  8. James and Deb Shannon says:

    Bob, Toni, Jackie and family. So sorry for your loss! Glenda was a close family friend of the Shannon family!

  9. Lisa Ertl says:

    Glenda is one of my best memories of working at Coloma Elementary School. She was a tremendous lady, and will be missed by many.

  10. Peggy Sleeman says:

    Bob, Jackie and Toni.
    My heartfelt condolences to all of you and the entire family. Glenda was a ray of sunshine anytime I would see her. Loved that special lady. RIP dear birthday twin.

  11. Lynn Bondeson says:

    Glenda left a legacy of kindness that touched many. She was a very dear friend. My heart goes out to her husband Bob, daughters and family and I will miss her. God Bless you all.
    God be with you.

  12. Keith & Donna Dunnett says:

    Glenda was truly one of a kind and in my eyes one of the GOAT (greatest-of-all-time) people. Her humor set her apart from all others and I would be willing to bet that even God chuckled at some of her one-liners. She had a kind heart that few could match and lived her faith to be kind to others. Our small community has suffered a great loss but heaven has gained a new angel.

  13. Shari Knight says:

    So very sorry for your loss! Glenda was the sweetest, most cheerful lady!

  14. Bill Phillips says:

    My condolences go out to Bob & family. Glenda was a wonderful lady. She was a dear friend of Pat, as they were classmates and both drove schoolbus together for many years. My prayers go out to Bob and family.

  15. Lisa L Reinke says:

    Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with your family. Thanks for always treating me sister, Patty Lumby, like family.
    Sincerely, Lisa Reinke Statz and family

  16. Teri Bagley says:

    Prayers to Bob, the girls, and the rest of the family. Glenda was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. I have so many wonderful memories of our families spending time together as I was growing up. You now have your wings Glenda so you can fly with the Angels.

  17. Deb Gassett says:

    I was so blessed to have known Glenda, wonderful and big hearted woman and one of akind. My condolences to Bob and the family.

  18. Darrel and Anita Franson says:

    We were blessed to have Glenda in our lives for almost 40 years. Her love radiated from her. She made our family feel so special each and every time we were with her. Our thoughts, prayers, and love go out to you, Bob, and to all her family. She will always be with us in our hearts. What a legacy she left us all with her kindness, her caring, her laughter, and her bright shining light.

  19. Tanya rothe says:

    My deepest sympathy, Glenda was very special to me and the nicest person i ever met. I am deeply saddened.

  20. Aron steinfort says:

    The most amazing wonderful sweet caring woman I ever got to enjoy being in presence to will miss this lovely lady so much my thoughts to the whole family

  21. Bob martin says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Bob and Glenda’s family proud to have known such a wonderful person

  22. Karrie Dollar says:

    Heartfelt condolences to all Glenda’s loved ones, she touch many peoples lives and will be missed. One of my favorite bus drivers (behind Bob of course) sending higs

  23. Michelle Larson says:

    Oh dear Glenda you were such a sweet soul! Always made me laugh, telling stories about your bus kids😁 I missed seeing you after I left A&W. But I never forgot you! You’ve got your wings say hi to my momma she loved you too. Hugs and kisses 😘!

  24. Rhonda Kemnitz- Verburgt says:

    So sorry for your loss but now my mom and her and the sisters can all get together up where they are no pain no more she was the best school bus driver ever she will be missed

  25. Donna MacKenzie says:

    Sad, when classmates pass. I’m glad she got those 7 extra years. She loved, she traveled . She served Youth as a bus driver; & as a school cook. She had a wonderful heart for children. So many these days need extra attention & affection. She was perfect for that! I’m grateful to read that she was active in her Christian Faith. It helps bring Peace & I believe she is already with the Lord in her Heavenly Home ✝️

  26. Tara Runnels says:

    😥 Our deepest condolences to GLENDA’S BEAUTIFUL FAMILY WHOM SHE LOVES SOOO MUCH! 💞 I will truly miss her smiling face coming into Hoops!! She was so much fun!! She spread love & happiness throughout this entire community! 🌻 Her bright light will shine upon us all! 🌟 Our deepest sympathy to you ALL! THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS BEAUTIFUL LADY WITH A HEART OF GOLD WITH US! 🌹 RIP MY FRIEND…🙏💖XOXO

  27. Sandy Dollar says:

    So sorry to hear this sad news , condolences to Bob and family, Will remember the many good times we had bowling in the past. And such a great Bus driver my kids had for years. A great person!!

  28. Kaye (Warzynski) Dunham says:

    Hugs to Bob, Jackie And Toni. Glenda was such a joyous soul and a role model that it was good to also be a firecracker Sometimes!!

  29. Charlene Stratton says:

    She was One of the greatest . I will miss her . our hearts are with you all ❤️❤️ The world lost a great wonderful lady

  30. Kate and Tom Congdon says:

    Our condolences to Bob and the family, and the many who lost a dear, special freind. Glenda was a special lady.

  31. John Schmitt says:

    Sorry for your loss, she was a very nice lady

  32. judy l luce says:

    When I moved to Coloma, Glenda was my best friend through out high school. We haven’t kept in touch, it she will be missed. I have my memories. Bob, I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you and family.

  33. Lori Bartram and Family says:

    Thinking of you all. She was one special lady who left a lasting imprint on anyone that met her. She will be always loved and forever missed.

  34. Fran & Bill Christofferson says:

    Bob & family : We are so sorry to hear of Glenda’s passing. So enjoyed visiting with her the few times we saw her. Her smile and laugh would put anyone in a better mood. She was a great person. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you all.

  35. Pamela Keske says:

    I am so very sorry to hear this. Glenda was proof that angels do walk among us and now she has truly gained her wings. Hugs and prayers to Bob, Jackie, and Toni and families.

  36. Bobbi Shadowens says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. Glenda was amazing and she will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  37. Peter & Erin Matijevich says:

    My condolences go out to the whole family. Glenda was the sweetest person and a pleasure to know.

  38. Tracy (Schwersenska) Holliday says:

    OMG my heart is breaking…I love this woman so much. She was my sunshine when we re-connected at the bank I was working at. Her cinnamon rolls she brought in to me at the bank – brought me right back to when my family lived a cross the street at Coloma corners. She was the best neighbor, bus driver, best baker, and lady anyone could ask for! And when I spent the night with Toni, she made you feel at home. I am so so sorry for all of you. She left behind so many wonderful memories. 💖