Velma Glock

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Velma L. Glock, nee Durdle, 98, of Shiloh, IL, formerly of Belleville, IL, born January 16, 1921, in San Jose, IL, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL.

Mrs. Glock was a demonstrator at Famous-Barr and Schnucks for 27 years before her retirement. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL. Velma was a 4-H Leader, a Girl Scout Leader, and a member of the PSOP. She belonged to the Home Bureau, the WSCS, and was “Queen” of the Marbles Club at Cedarhurst. Her most loved role was CEO of the Glock Family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William John and Clara Emma, nee Jacob, Durdle; her husband of 61 years, Milton John Glock, whom she married on December 28, 1941, and who died on January 30, 2003; a grandson, Steve Buckhiester; a brother, Delmar William (Virginia) Durdle; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Surviving a son, Robert “Bob” (Kay) Glock of O’Fallon, IL;
two daughters, Roberta “Bert” (Randy) Ganim of Belleville, IL,
and Rita (Terry) Garcia of Katy, TX;
four grandchildren, Robin (Shawn) Childress, Mandi (Joseph) Josias,
Tara (John) Pingel, and Bryan (Mara) Ganim;
seven great-grandchildren, Rylin, Mylah, Peyton, Harper, Hudson, Wyatt and Tate;
and nieces and nephews.

The Glock family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. James Vest, Dr. Prasad Kandula, Dr. David O’Neill, Memorial Hospital, and the entire staff at Cedarhurst for the loving care they have given Velma over the years. The family also extends a thank you to George Renner & Sons Funeral Home and Lake View Memorial Gardens during this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, the Memorial Hospital Foundation, the PSOP, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Per family’s request, no visitation was held.

Funeral: Private family services were held.

Entombment was at Lake View Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Fairview Heights, IL.


8 Comments on Velma Glock

Larry Page said : Guest Report Jun 17, 2023 at 5:29 PM

Blessings to you and family.

  • Tulsa
  • Ok
Paul Bunch said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2023 at 4:14 PM

I only just realized you went to be with our lord. I appreciate your friendship in the past. I think of you often. You are a wonderful memory to me. My deepest sorrow to your family. Paul Bunch

  • Kentucky
Tammy McGuire said : Guest Report Mar 25, 2019 at 7:37 PM

I am sorry for your loss. I got the pleasure of meeting her at Cedarhurst. She always called me "Jamie" which made me smile. What a delightful lady she was and I miss her being around!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mike Schmidt said : Guest Report Mar 25, 2019 at 12:56 PM

Bert & Randy, We are so sorry for your loss. Yours Truly, Mike & Suzanne Schmidt

  • Columbia
  • IL
Joyce and Bob Dintelmann said : Guest Report Mar 25, 2019 at 12:36 AM

Our sympathy to Roberta and Randy and all the family. I remember your father better seeing him many times through the years mostly at Lakeview. I remember him as a very happy and jovial fellow. God be with you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Bob & Betty Nelson said : Guest Report Mar 24, 2019 at 11:53 PM

Your mom was always the most sincere and happy person. She was supportive and positive when I was around her. I will always remember her being there whenever Rita was involved in events doing whatever she could to help things go well. May your memories continue to be there to help ease the pain. We are so very sorry for your loss. May God be with you, and the Holy Spirit comfort you during this time.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Phil & Cheryl Weiss said : Guest Report Mar 24, 2019 at 4:18 PM

Your mom was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She enjoyed life and adored her family. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers. love Cheryl & Phil

  • Osprey
  • Florida
Allen Kaisor said : Guest Report Mar 24, 2019 at 12:29 PM

My deepest sympathies to the family. I had the pleasure of knowing Velma for several years while I was working in Fairview Heights. I have never met a classier or more genuinely friendly person. She was a true lady and will be missed!

  • Smithton
  • Illinois

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