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Arlene R. Voss, 87, of Glasford, Illinois, passed away peacefully Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Richard Owens Hospice Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 18, 1930 in Peoria County, Illinois to Herman and Mayme (Goetze) VanDettum. She married Gordon E. Voss on February 12, 1949 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Glasford. He survives.
She also is survived by two sons, Rodney M. (Katie) Voss of Taylor Ridge, Illinois and Randy E. (Michele) Voss of Glasford; six grandchildren, Cheryl (Cliff) Bolt, Robert (Jaimie) Voss, Jordon (Jamie) Voss, Jameson (Lacey) Voss, Jon (Claire) Voss and Joanna Voss; thirteen great grandchildren and one sister, Lois Chitwood of Bartonville. She has many loving nieces and nephews surviving. She is preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Jr. and Arthur VanDettum and two sisters, Margie Riekena and Mary Lou Hammerich.
Arlene worked 28 years for the Glasford Gazette Newspaper in Glasford, retiring in 1985. She carried for many years the International Press Card. She was involved in many Salvation Army drives. She and her husband, Gordon wintered over 20 years in Arizona. She was an avid antique collector and enjoyed being in the Glasford Red Hat Rockettes Society. She was a longtime member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Glasford.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Glasford. The Rev. Harlan Kaden will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm until 7pm Tuesday at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her Church or to the Timber-Hollis Fire Department. You may create an online condolence at