TIPTON – Willa Honor Glasser, 93, of Tipton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.
Willa was born on Oct. 28, 1926 to her parents, Oral Vandevender and Mary (Manlove) Vandeven-der.
Honor was brought up in Kempton, Ind. and graduated from Jefferson Township Schools in the Class of 1944.
She married John J. Mackey, and the two of them raised an amazing son together. Later in life Honor married Alfred Glasser and he preceded her in death.
Honor was employed for Oaks Manufacturing from the age of 18 until her retirement. She started out in the factory and worked her way up to office and clerical work. Honor carried this same level of dedication in all aspects of her life. In her down time, she could often be found working in her yard. One of her favorite hobbies was bowling; and she was part of a winning league for many years.
For Honor, family was the most important part of life. She had a sweet, quiet nature. She was easy going, and often times hysterical with her very dry humor. She was an amazing Mother and Grand-mother, who always led by example. She was kind, helpful, neighborly, and hard working.
Honor’s family will miss her more than they are capable of expressing. However, they will live each day from here on out to make her proud!
Diddly Dee Diddly Doo!!!
Those left to carry on Honor’s legacy of love are her son, Mark (Durenda) Mackey; grandchildren, Sabrina Green (Troy Stize), Chad Mackey, John “JT” Mackey (Jamie Carter); great-grandchildren, Alexus Mackey, Drake Mackey, Addison Mackey, and Olivia Mackey; brother, Claude Vandevender of Clayton, Mich.; first husband and friend, John J. Mackey; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Honor was welcomed into Heaven by her parents, Oral and Mary (Manlove) Vandevender; husband, Alfred Glasser; and brothers, Wallace Vandevender, Russell Vandevender, Dale Vandevender and Noel Vandevender.
A funeral service celebrating Honor’s life will be held today, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at 5 p.m. at Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home, located at 314 North Main Street in Tipton, with Pastor Chris Ellis officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be held prior to service from 4 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home, Tipton, Ind.
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