Eva M. Glass, 97, of Norfolk, formerly of Winside, died Friday, September 8, 2023 at the Heritage of Bel-Air Nursing Home in Norfolk.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk. Rev. Brian Johnson will be officiating. Following the funeral luncheon, burial will be held at the Bethany Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Carroll. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk.
Memorials be made to the family for a later designation.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Eva was born Feb. 13, 1926 to Morgan and Sydna (Hughes) Jones on the family farm, rural Carroll. Her father passed away when she was 15 years old and she, along with her siblings and mother, continued through the hardships of operating the family farm. She attended rural school District #55, Wayne County, through the eighth grade and graduated from Carroll High School in 1943. She received her teaching certificate from Wayne State College. Eva married Marion Glass on May 11, 1944 at her parent's house, rural Carroll. After marriage, Marion served in the United States military from 1942 to 1946. Eva joined him during his basic training in North Carolina. After Marion's military service, the couple farmed for two years near Randolph and in 1949 moved to the family farm four miles north of Winside where they continued to farm. Eva raised chickens and grew a big garden each year. She also liked to cook, bake, and take care of her family.
Eva and Marion moved to Norfolk in 1975. Eva worked at various places when they moved to Norfolk, including Goodrich Dairy and Walmart. Eva is remembered for being a great cook and putting together a delicious meal, even if it included the previous evenings leftovers. Eva enjoyed dancing at Kings Ballroom in Norfolk and family gatherings where she would make sure everybody had plenty to eat, and then having a great breakfast ready the next morning. Eva loved her family and enjoyed taking care for her grandchildren and was blessed to have had many good friends and neighbors.
Her faith was very important to her. She was a past member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church, rural Carroll, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk. She taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, belonged to the Presbyterian Women Bible Group, and Ladies Aid.
Survivors include her children Sandra Glass of Yankton, South Dakota, Sue (Mick) Topp of Winside, Shelley (Dave) Dahl of Norfolk, and Stacey (Kevin) Falk of Omaha; nine grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Glass; parents, Morgan and Sydna; siblings, Owen Jones, Eleanor Jones; one brother in infancy, and grandson, Kevin Johnson.
Casket bearers will be her grandsons, Kerry Johnson, Trevor Topp, Anthony Dahl, Joshua Falk, Jacob Falk and Joseph Falk. Honorary casket bearers are her granddaughters, Jenni Topp, Mandi Craven, Jessica Leeds, and her late grandson Kevin Johnson.
Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.