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 “Benny” 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 family’s neighborhood grocery store, Kleitch’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 – 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.



  • Julie Decker says:

    Aunt Betty will always be held close in my heart. I remember with great love the 4th of July parties, Christmases and mystery dinners at her home in Rancho Cordova, Ca. My childhood summers at the lake property in Michigan with family and friends are indelibly etched into my memory. Playing the player piano, learning to swim in the pool and admiring the beautiful earrings on her earring board made for her my uncle John are also part of my childhood. Betty and John opened their home to family and friends and I was a recipient of that hospitality on numerous occasions. However; I am grateful for seeing first hand the unconditional love of Aunt Betty and Uncle John, two people completely devoted to one another. You are with those of us who love you Betty. Never to be forgotten because you are loved so very much!

  • Becky Gibbons says:

    We are thinking of you and holding you close in our prayers. Much love you and your family. Becky and Joe Gibbons

  • John F. Church says:

    My condolances for your loss of Grams. God Bless, John Church

  • michele wagner says:

    Dearest family and friends, I would like to share some memories of my dear Aunt Bette. I have fond memories of great times at the lake, Christmas dinner in her basement driving all the adults crazy playing the player piano! Going on a ride with her was always an adventure-low on gas with Granny in the mountains, taking a side road and ending up on a private airport runway! She was the first person I knew who had pierced ears. I was fascinated by the earring board that Uncle Johnnie made for them.Even though I am miles away, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Jack Brown says:

    I’m very sorry for this loss to your family. It’s difficult to let go of someone we love but remember the great and positive memories of her life. Prayers to all of you.

  • Robin Hamby says:

    I’m so sorry for your Family’s loss, Stephenie. I pray peace and comfort for all of you.

  • Ann branham says:

    So sorry for your loss . Stephenie you and your family are in my prayers .

  • Diana Anderson says:

    So sorry for the loss of your dear sweet Grams Stephenie. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sharon Herman says:

    David and I are thinking of you and your entire family. Prayers lifted up for you.

  • Theresa Hamman says:

    Another Angel watches over us now. She will be missed, but I know she is now resting in the arms of the Father. I love you, Aunt Betty. May God bless you and keep you always.

  • Jeff Norris says:

    Stephenie you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God’s peace and comfort with all

  • Nancy Haslup says:

    We are thinking about you and your family during this difficult time and sending our love and prayers from North Carolina.

  • Mary Kleitch says:

    I met Betty over 51 years ago, she has ALWAYS been there for me. She was a very special person who knew the true meaning of love. She was my husband’s sister and she became my sister and friend. I will miss her always. Rest in Peace with our dear Lord. She is now reunited with her mother, father, son and her brother, my husband Benny.

  • Jim Wilder` says:

    Stephenie and Shane, Sorry to read about the passing of John and Betty. KI know how special and important they were to you both. Jim Wilder Santa Rosa

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