Betty Jane Glove
Sep 22, 1926 - Jan 19, 2013
Betty Jane Glove, 86 of Rancho Cordova, CA, passed into the kingdom of heaven on January 19th, 2013. Betty was born on September 22, 1926 to the late Stephen and Lillian Kleitch in Ferndale, Michigan.
Betty was reunited in Heaven with her parents, her son Stephen Glove, brother Joseph Paul â€œBennyâ€ Kleitch, infant sisters Bernadine and Caroline; brothers-in-law Jack Roberts and Paul Gamner, and Grandson-in-law Tommy Oxford.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 64 years, John Herman Glove; her son Michael, his wife Ginger; Grandchildren Stephenie Glove Oxford, Shane, Heather, Eric and wife Robyn; and Great Grandchildren, Brandon Oxford, Chad Oxford, Krista and Timothy. She is also survived by her sisters Marie Roberts, Barbara Gamner, Dolores Layzell and husband Bruce, Deanna Virgona and husband Alfred and her sister-in-laws Mary Kleitch and Gwyn Glove, many cherished nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends.
Betty was a 1945 summa cum laude graduate of Big Beaver High School located in Troy, MI. Betty worked for many years as a young adult with her family alongside her father at the familyâ€™s neighborhood grocery store, Kleitchâ€™s Market, which was also located in Big Beaver.
Betty retired from Pacific Bell Telephone after 25 years of employment. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Following retirement from the telephone industry, Betty began a second career in real estate for an additional 25 years. She continued to manage the daily activities of an office up until the time of her illness.
She enjoyed many things in her life, especially the company of family and friends. But, her true enjoyment came from extensive travels with her true love, her husband John. She especially took pleasure in opening her home to guests and entertaining family and friends for special occasions. She had the unique ability to listen and express her love for others. She loved unconditionally and was a treasure to all who knew her. Her family and friends were truly the foundation of her life.
Services for Betty will be held at Sierra Hills Memorial Park & East Lawn Mortuary located at 5757 Greenback Lane on Monday, January 28th, 2012 at 2:00pm. The viewing for Betty will be Sunday, January 27th from 12:00pm â€“ 5:00pm. Pallbearers to be Michael Glove, Shane Glove, Dennis Tryon & John Taft and Honorary Pallbearers Ron Hurley and Lamon Brucell. The family has asked that any memorials for Betty be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1545 River Park Drive, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95815.