Glenna Jean Welmon
Glenna Jean Welmon
  • October 1, 1931 - December 29, 2017
  • Edwardsville, Illinois

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Glenna Jean Welmon (nee LaTempt) , 86, born, October 1, 1931 in East St Louis, Illinois and passed away on December 29, 2017 in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Glenna was a jewel to all who knew and loved her. She was very crafty and enjoyed sewing and quilting. She also enjoyed playing with her pets. Glenna married the love of her life, Claude Welmon and this union brought 7 children. She enjoyed her role as the matriarch and care provider of her family. Her most precious memories were time spent with her children and grandchildren. She was a loving mom, grandma, great grandma, aunt and friend. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Claude Welmon; her daughter, Sharon Tate; her parents, Luke and Velma (nee Williams) LaTempt, and her sisters Louise Valldingham, Judy LaTempt and Shirley Firestone.

Surviving are her children; Theresa (Danny) Emmerson, of Huntingdon, TN, Claudia Welmon, of Caseyville, IL, Richard (Pauline) Welmon, of Collinsville, IL, Carol___________, of O'Fallon, Illinois, Cheryl Welmon, of Caseyville, IL, and Tina Welmon, of Collinsville, IL; her grandchildren, Sheleen (Glenn) Knowles, Jimmie Tate, Daniel Emmerson Jr., Jennifer Emmerson, Christopher Welmon, Jason Welmon, William Welmon, Michael (Kathleen) Montgomery, Lowen Jones, Joey Jones, Rickie Jones, Tony Paige Trione, Michael Seiber, Rachell Seiber, Timothy Seiber, Jeremiah Seiber, Tiffany (Jonathon) Altgilbers, Ashley (Adam) Wessel and Luke (April) Welmon; numerous great-grandchildren, a 33 year feathery companion by the name of Stanley and a number of dear relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Additional comments and condolences may be made online at

Visitation: Friends and family may visit from 4 pm until 8 pm, Tuesday January 2, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 N Illinois Street Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208.

Funeral Service: All services will be held the following day, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11 am at Lake View Funeral Home. Interment will take place following all services in Lake View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fairview Heights, Illinois.