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Jo Glasgow

Jo Glasgow

Posted: Monday, April 2, 2012 4:58 pm

The Messenger, April 2, 2012

Jo Evelyn (Burkeen) Glasgow, 89, of Union City died at her home April 1, 2012.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the old sanctuary of Union City First Baptist Church, with Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Her grandsons and her nephew, Page Hart III of Dyersburg, will serve as pallbearers.
The family requests that memorials be made to Union City First Baptist Church, 500 East Church St., Union City, TN 38261; or the Carl and Alice Kirkland Cancer Center, in care of West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, 620 Skyline Drive, Jackson, TN 38301.
White-Ranson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Aug. 6, 1922, in Dyer County, daughter of the late James Joseph “Jodie” and Berlie V. (Cook) Burkeen. She grew up in Newbern and graduated from the former Newbern High School.
She met her husband, the late James Monroe Glasgow, the first day she was a student at the former University of Tennessee at Martin Junior College. They married Sept. 17, 1943, and were happily married for 64 years. He died June 9, 2008.
The Glasgows enjoyed playing golf with the West Tennessee Senior Golf Association, entertaining family and friends in their home, traveling to watch the Vols and Skyhawks play football and basketball, attending various concerts at UTM, watching their grandchildren play sports and participate in musical and dance productions and, most recently, being entertained by their great-grandchildren.
She was a longtime member of Union City First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Sanctuary Sunday School Class and was active in Woman’s Missionary Union.
Mrs. Glasgow learned to play bridge while in high school and played duplicate bridge weekly in Dresden and Union City until she became ill.
For many years, she served as a “Pink Lady” at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City and distributed mail to patients there. Gardening was another hobby in which she found much pleasure.
Her family and friends always looked forward to tasting favorite recipes she prepared for them.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Dr. Ron Kirkland of Jackson and Linda and Alan Graham of Union City; her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jenna Glasgow of Union City; 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Arthur Edward Kirkland II and Shauna Kirkland of Knoxville, James Joseph and Misty Kirkland and Dr. Frances (Kirkland) and Jake Lawhead, all of Jackson, William Cummings and Kerry Kirkland of Brentwood, Ryan Ayers and Andrea Glasgow of Richmond, Va., Benjamin James and Julie Glasgow of Arlington, Heidi (Graham) and Jeff Pettyjohn of Memphis, Emily (Graham) and Adam Kinser of Pennington Gap, Va., John Alan Graham, Brian and Amy Burcham and Kevin Rauchle, all of Union City, and Robert E. “Bo” Burcham of Murfreesboro; nine great-grandchildren; and her sister, Charlotte Hart of Dyersburg.
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