Glenda Lavonne McCurdy, 71, of Vandalia, Mo., died at 10:05 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2022, at her home.
Services were held at noon, Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at Waters Funeral Home. Pastor Jamie Franke officiated. Burial was in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Visitation celebrating Glenda’s life was held at 10 a.m. until the time of the service, Wednesday at the Waters Funeral Home.
Glenda was born on Oct. 22, 1950, in Longdale, Okla., the daughter of Gerald and Noma (Landt) Pharis.
She was united in marriage to Billy McCurdy in December of 1968, in Mexico, MO.
Survivors include her husband Billy McCurdy of the home; sons, David McCurdy of Moberly, Mo., and Jesse McCurdy of Vandalia, Mo.; daughter, Staci Maloney of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Lauren Maloney, Sydney Maloney, Makenya McCurdy, Jacob Maloney, Kyler Maloney, Kayson McCurdy, Addalyn McCurdy, Karter McCurdy and Jaxton McCurdy; great-grandson, Declan McCormick; brother, Steve Pharis (Melissa) of Oklahoma; sister, Phyliss Bryan of Vandalia, Mo., and sister-in-law, Judy Pharis of Hannibal, Mo.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. McCurdy her step-father, Harold Tophinke; step-mother, Dale Pharis; brother, Gerald Dean Pharis, and son-in-law, Chris Maloney, all died earlier.
Glenda graduated from Van-Far High School in the class of 1968. She had worked around the Vandalia area most her life. Her first job was at the A&W and later she worked at Stark Bros. Nursery and Target Aluminum. Glenda’s favorite job was taking care of family as a homemaker.
Away from work, Glenda enjoyed sewing, collecting Avon, cooking, bowling in which she received a bowling trophy in high school, and she was an avid Elvis fan. In her younger years, Glenda and Billy enjoyed camping and dancing, and later in life, Glenda never missed her favorite show “Days of our Lives.” Glenda’s biggest love was her family. She cherished raising her children and the time spent with her grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Keith McCurdy, Lloyd McCurdy, Tim McCurdy, Errett Pargeon, Jeff Pargeon and John Pargeon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or the American Heart Association, in care of the Waters Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Glenda’s memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com.