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Glenn Waters

Wood River |

Glenn Eugene Waters, 76, a devoted teacher, son, brother, uncle, great uncle and friend, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at de Greeff Hospice House in St. Louis County, MO.

Born October 14, 1947 in Alton, he was the son of Roland and Eileen (Sullivan) Waters. He graduated from East Alton-Wood River High School and went on to earn his teaching degree from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Glenn was a teacher at Alton High School for 33 years, during which he was the director of many theatrical and musical productions for the school's Fine Arts Department. After retiring in 2002, he loved to travel and find new adventures. He was especially fascinated by lighthouses and collected hundreds of figurines depicting them. Glenn was a long-time member of the Wally Byam Airstream Club and took on leadership roles through his many years with the club. When he was not traveling, he enjoyed regular gatherings with his Joker (game) group.

He was a faithful member of the 1st United Methodist Church in Wood River serving as a trustee, on the finance committee, and many other roles as the needs arose.

Surviving are a brother, Darrell Waters of Rosewood Heights; Sister-in-law, Celia Waters; nephew, Evan (Michelle) Waters; niece Alma (Cory) Boss; great nieces, Brianna and Madelyn Waters, Nora Boss; and great nephews, Ethan Waters, Isaac, Eli and Owen Boss.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother (Warren Waters); sister (Sharon Waters); and niece, Amy Waters.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, July 15th at the 1st United Methodist Church in Wood River. Pastor Toby Curtright will officiate.

Interment will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Marks Mortuary in Wood River entrusted with arrangements.


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