Obituary of Linda Sue Glover
Linda Sue Glover was born on September 10, 1948 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to her parents John Ross Barnes and Helen Yvonne Barnes (Thornburg). She left us here on this earth to be with our Lord in Heaven on December 18, 2022 at the age of 74 years young.
On August 7, 1967 at Natura Baptist Church is where Linda married the love of her life, Waymon Monroe Glover. Linda and Waymon were married for over 53 years when Waymon passed away in April of 2021.
Linda worked for Oral Robert’s University for many years as the manager of their campus book store. She later worked for Walmart as a cashier and later as a door greeter before she retired.
She faced many health issues during her life. She had a brain tumor as a youth and beat colon cancer in her thirties. She later beat breast cancer and survived a stroke that left her paralyzed for several weeks. She had chronic kidney disease and had to go to dialysis the last 7 years of her life. She tested positive for COVID three times and never even felt bad the first two times. The third bout with COVID resulted in pneumonia and put her in the hospital. The hospital told Johnny to call in the family three different times but she proved them wrong the first two. She was a very strong woman.
Linda almost never missed a day of work her entire life. Through all of the health issues, she got up and went when most would not have. Through chemo and radiation when she was so sick she could barely stand, she still went to work.
“I think I was in the second grade and one day the snow was so deep and slick that we could not get our car out of the driveway. My dad had muscular dystrophy and was not able to so my mom walked me to the elementary school approximately 10 blocks away. I remember that I could barely walk without falling and it was so cold. When I got to school, the teacher had me stand by the heater to warm up because I was very cold. There was a window just above the heater and I remember watching my mom struggle to walk back across the road to go home. Even though I was very young, I still remember that moment and I believe her actions taught me more than any classroom ever did. Perhaps this is why I only missed two days of school from Kindergarten thru 5 years of college. (whether I wanted or notJ)” Johnny
She liked to collect dolls, figurines, and purses. While in the hospital, she told some of the family that for Christmas she wanted a new purse, a matching wallet, and some of Johnny’s money inside of it. This was a recurring theme. J
She also liked to watch a soap opera called “Days of our Lives” on TV.
“Dad had to record “Days of our Lives” so that she could watch it when she got home from work. We pretty much had to go outside while she watched it because we dare not disturb “her show”. If anything ever went wrong with the recording, we knew it was a good night to find something to do outside of the house. J” Johnny
Linda loved to go to the Tulsa Zoo. After Waymon passed, Johnny drove to Sapulpa every weekend to take care of things. All she wanted to do was go to the zoo every weekend and often both Saturday and Sunday. Johnny would put her in Waymon’s electric wheelchair and would walk alongside driving it for the protection of everyone and everything around. J
We moved Linda to Missouri in March of 2022 but the zoo obsession continued at the KC Zoo.
Linda is preceded in death by her husband Waymon, her parents, and her brother Kenneth.
Linda is survived by her son Johnny Glover and Wife Kristi of Missouri;
grandchildren: Braden Williamson, Tori Mathews, Cole Glover, and Alex Glover