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Gerald Newton Glover
September 24, 1936 ~ June 8, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Gerald Newton Glover, 86, of Equality, Illinois passed away on Thursday evening, June 8, 2023, with his family by his side at the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. He was born on September 24, 1936 in Equality, the second born of the late Issac Newton and Mary T. (Zirkelbach) Glover. Gerald married the former Norma Elizabeth Raymer on August 6, 1955, who survives. He retired after thirty-five years as a millwright at Laclede Steel Company in Alton. Gerald was a member of the Ridgway Masonic Lodge #816. He was raised to Master Mason on January 7, 1975 in Bethalto Lodge #406 and was past Master for the Bethalto and Ridgway Lodges. Gerald is survived by his loving wife, Norma E. Glover of Equality; one son, Bobby and Joy Glover of Equality; two daughters, Joanna and Steve Connoyer of Moro, Diana and Joe Vogt of Bethalto; four grandchildren, Stephanie and Jeremy Dorris of Godfrey, Shawn and Staci Connoyer of Edwardsville, Tara and Ricky Huebner of Bethalto, and Dylan Vogt of Granite City; six great grandchildren, Jayna, Austin, Jackson, Hudson, Averie, and Reed; two nieces, Nadine and Mark York of Equality, Debbie and Jim Sales of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; his sister-in-law, Pat Raymer of Harrisburg. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Louise Patton; his brother-in-law, Bill Raymer. Visitation for Gerald will be held on Monday, June 12th from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. at Vickery Funeral Chapel in Equality. Reverend Thad Galloway will officiate the service with burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery near Equality. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Gerald’s name may be made to Equality United Methodist Church and/or Wounded Warrior Project.