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Dorothy Glasscock

September 3, 1922 — September 1, 2011

Dorothy Jeanne Owens Glasscock passed away September 1, 2011 at 4:09 A.M. at Leonard Manor. Services are at 1:00 P.M. September 3, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Leonard with Reverend Denny Gorena and Reverend James Seigler officiating. Interment follows at the Celeste Cemetery. Born September 3, 1922 east of Leonard, Texas, in the Savage Community, to Emmitt Ray Owens and Catherine Inez Gaines Owens. Dorothy graduated from Leonard High School in 1939, at the age of 17. After graduation she attended Draughns Business School and upon completion she went to work for the Director of the YWCA in Dallas as his secretary. She resided with him and his wife until June 30, 1942 when she left on a train bound for Long Beach, California to meet her future husband J.W. Glasscock who was working for Bethlehem Steel in Long Beach. They were married on July 5th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Upon completion of his duty in the Pacific Theater as a pilot, J.W. and his family returned to Celeste where they purchased their first farm east of the Dulaney community; in 1953 they purchased another farm 2 ½ miles north of Celeste where Dorothy remained until July 30, 2010.Her Husband passed away July 28, 1978. Dorothy remained on their farm until her health would not permit. She moved to nursing facilities until she passed away at Leonard Manor on September 1, 2011, at 4:09 A.M. Dorothy Jeanne spent a lifetime cooking, sewing and taking care of her family. She gave of herself to her church, First Baptist of Leonard, and to her community. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, led a bible study and prayer group until her health would not permit her participation. Her survivors include daughters; Donna Massey and husband John Massey of Lubbock, Beverly Lyday and husband Richard Lyday of Celeste and Jeannie Carole Glasscock of McKinney; grandchildren, Rickey Lyday of Sherman, John Massey, Jr and wife Judie Massey of Greenville, Renea White and husband Brad White of Celeste, Jimmy Massey of Farmersville, Jayson Snider of Denton and Shannon Snider of Nevada. Her great grandchildren, Chris White and wife Faith White of Celeste, Machelle Nichlson of Celeste, John Massey, III of Greenville, Andrea Lyday, stationed in Japan, Kayla Massey of Greenville, Christian Lyday of Celeste, Jayden Doyle of Nevada and great-great-grandchildren Tanner, Ashlyn, Rylan, and Allyson White of Celeste. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one brother. Pallbearers will be grandsons; Rickey Lyday, John Massey, Jimmy Massey, Jayson Snider, Chris White and Christian Lyday The family requests visitation by one hour prior to the service at First Baptist Church in Leonard, Texas.
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