Glenda Derry

Glenda Marie Derry

1932 - 2006

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Obituary of Glenda Marie Derry

Glenda Marie Derry, age 73 of Iowa City died Friday, August 25, 2006, at her daughter’s home in Iowa City where she has been living for the past number of months due to her health. Family services will be held at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Galesburg, IL. A memorial fund has been established in Glenda’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through our website Glenda Marie Lowry was born October 10, 1932 in Fort Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Chester and Dolly (Lawson) Lowry. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Derry in 1952 in Knoxville, IL. She lived in Knoxville until moving to Iowa City in 1987. Glenda enjoyed doing word puzzles, watching the Chicago Cubs, a good laugh, but most of all she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family includes three daughters, Vicki Fitzsimmons and her husband, David of Federal Way, WA, Dixie Wilson and her companion, Venson of Iowa City, and Traci Taylor and her husband, Chuck of Iowa City; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, sister, Ina McKie and her husband, Gene of Oneida, IL; three brothers and their wives, Gerald and Sonny Lowry of Florida, Marvin and Jeannie Lowry of Minnesota, and Carl and Debra Lowry of New York; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a sister, Mary. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Glenda’s family and her services.