Glenda L. Edwards

Sep 11th, 1954 - Sep 5th, 2021

On Sunday, September 5, 2021, Glenda Edwards, loving daughter, sister, and aunt passed away in Amboy, Illinois.

Glenda was born on November 13, 1954, with her twin sister, Brenda Tranka, in Herrin, Illinois.  She is survived by her twin sister, her sister Mildred Dianne (Rex) Schmall, her brother-in-law Greg Currens, her nephews, Tony Tranka, Jr., Brian Tranka, Brent (Heidi) Schmall, Robert (Elizabeth) Edwards, and her nieces, Roxanne (Ken) Roat, Angelisa (Ronnie) Bowman, Shari Edwards, Tasha (Joe) Edwards, and many great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Rosemary and Wesley Edwards, her brother John (Edie) Edwards, her sister Pamela Currens, her brother-in-law Tony Tranka, Sr., and her sister-in-law Edie Edwards.

In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with her beloved dog, Bambi, and crocheting.

Glenda was a Quality Control Inspector at Borg Warner Automotive, Dixon, Illinois, until her retirement in 2014.

There will be a private graveside service for the family at Liberty Cemetery #8 in Johnston City, Illinois on Saturday, September 11, 2021.  Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

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8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Betty J Sims

    From: Stonefort, Illinois

    Date: September 9, 2021

    So sorry for the loss of Glenda. I remember she, her parents, and her siblings from the Spring Grove area. Blessings to the family!

  • Guest: Jill Jones Stoker

    From: Dixon, Illinois

    Date: September 10, 2021

    Brenda and family, So sorry to hear of Glenda’s passing. I know how much you meant to each other and how hard this must be on you! Thinking of you!

  • Guest: Randy Carlson

    From: Dixon, Illinois

    Date: September 10, 2021

    Glenda always was a big help at BorgWarner! Miss her

  • Guest: Eileen Considine

    From: Oregon , Illinois

    Date: September 10, 2021

    So sorry for your loss of a kind coworker. Many giggles were had with her at Borg Warner. Rest In Peace dear Glenda

  • Guest: Deborah Camcho

    From: Dixon, Illinois

    Date: September 10, 2021

    Brenda, my condolences to you and your family. Glenda will be missed. She was a very sweet and kind person. Her and I both worked at Borg Warner for alot of years.

  • Guest: Barbara Appleman Graham

    From: Cuba, Missouri

    Date: September 11, 2021

    Brenda and family, I am so sorry for your loss and know Glenda will be missed.
    My grade school friend, I will never forget you and our weekend sleep overs with you and Brenda. Rest my friend!

  • Guest: Pam Lazaris

    From: Lake Mills, Wisconsin

    Date: September 11, 2021

    Brenda and Family – so sorry for the loss of Glenda. You were wonderful sisters whose company I always enjoyed. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Guest: Kelley & Gloria Wall

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 13, 2021

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss.