Glennie Costello, 1933 – 2020

Glennie Jean Costello, daughter of Benhardt and Marie (Ladehoff) Segebart, was born June 2, 1933, in Crawford County. Glennie passed away peacefully with her family by her bedside February 12, 2020, at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson at the age of 86.

Glennie grew up in Vail and graduated from Vail High School. On April 6, 1953, she was united in marriage to Raymond Costello at St. Ann Church in Vail. They were the proud parents of eight children: Brian, Jeanne, Mary, David, Karen, Denise, Gail, and Raymond Michael.

In 1958, the family moved to Jefferson, Iowa where Glennie lived until present day.

Glennie worked for 30 years as a lab technician for Frigidaire Company (Electrolux) before retiring on January 2, 1996. She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Guild, Catholic Daughters, peace and justice committee, and women’s council.

Glennie loved cooking, gardening, reading and was known for always sending gifts of food and other items home with friends and family.

Glennie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Raymond; her son Raymond Michael; three sisters; two brothers; and her great-grandson Justin.

She is survived daughters Jeanne (John) Hoening of Grand Junction, Mary Anne (Dennis) Bowser of Ankeny, Karen (James) LeFleur of Leon, Denise (Timothy Scheuermann) Costello of Halbur, and Gail (Dean) Sayre of Jefferson; sons Brian (Roseanne) Costello of Jefferson and David (Carol) Costello of Monticello; grandchildren Melanie Sayre, Nichole Sayre, Dean Sayre, Bernard Sayre, Andrew Sayre, Brenda Janssen, Breanna Scheuermann, Bailey Scheuermann, Melody Larsen, Dustin Costello, David Costello Jr., RaeAnn Costello, Amanda Hotchkiss, Teresa Rivera, Paul Costello, LeeAnne Costello Sorenson, Jennifer Costello Wika, Lisa Ann Myers, Daniel James Bowser, Kara Shivers, and Sara Bovaird; 22 great-grandchildren; sister Linda West of Fort Dodge; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.

Funeral mass was offered Feb. 18 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery in Jefferson.

The family was assisted by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home of Jefferson.

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