Bisch & Son Funeral Home

505 East Allen, Springfield, IL


Glenda Smothers

March 18, 1951June 30, 2020

Glenda Smothers, 69, of Springfield, passed away on June 30, 2020 at Generations at Lincoln. She was born on March 18, 1951 in Danville to John R. Smothers and Elda Stein.

Mrs. Smothers is survived by her son Jonathon Smothers of Springfield, a nephew Donnie (Suzie Gutierrez) Deatherage and a niece Rita (Waylon) Brinkley. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Melody Clements and Rhonda Deatherage.

Glenda worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Company for twenty-eight years and then worked at Farm and Home after retirement. She enjoyed taking care of her dogs (also known as her babies) Emmy and Junior and working on her farm mowing grass.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday July 4, 2020 at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen Street, with burial to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 10:00am until the time of service Saturday at Bisch and Son.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Diabetes Association and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 4, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 4, 2020


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Janet Wells

August 13, 2020

I worked with Glenda at the phone company for many years. She and I shared a special day, both giving birth by Cesarean, to boys of exactly the same birth weight, at the same hospital. I also remember seeing her at Farm and Home. My condolences to the family. She was a friend.
Jan Wells

William Schlosser

July 4, 2020

I found Glenda to be joyful, determined, and funny! She took on her challenges with a good attitude. We all enjoyed her company when we were together. I'm grateful for God's Peace for her and wish it for all of her family and friends.

Marsha Owens

July 2, 2020

Jonathon...I am so sorry to read of your mom's passing. I worked with her for many years at the phone company and then would run into her out at Farm & Home Supply.
She was a great lady, always a smile and such a nice person. I am happy I got to meet her so many years ago. She was so very happy when she had you.
My condolences to you and her cousins. May she Rest in Peace.

Marsha Owens

sally dexheimer smith

July 2, 2020

So sorry to hear of Glenda's passing..I worked with her at the phone co.....she was a fun lady to work with...later i babysat her son once in awhile....she will be missed by many......sally dexheimer smith

Vicki Martin

July 1, 2020

I am heartbroken to hear this. Glenda has been our neighbor and friend for the last 13 years. She taught me so much about flowers and wildlife and how to be a great neighbor! We will miss her so very much.
Love and prayers, the Martin family.


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