Funeral services for Viola Lucille Englen, 84, Myrtle, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, West Plains, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Englen died at 1:35 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center, Thayer, Missouri.
She was born May 30, 1930, at Miami, Florida, to John Lee Wright and Leath Fisher Wright. On April 10, 1953, she was married in the State of Texas, to David Glassford, who preceded her in death on July 18, 1996. On April 29, 2000, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Otes Englen. Mrs. Englen was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force. She was the retired postmaster of Liverpool, Texas. She enjoyed helping people and volunteering with numerous charities. Mrs. Englen was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Thayer, Missouri.
She is survived by her husband, Otes Englen, Myrtle, Missouri; two children, Guy Glassford, wife, Anna, Sweeney, Texas and Diane Adams, husband, Marshall, Alvin, Texas; one step-son, Dave Englen, wife, Carol, State of Colorado; eight grandchildren, Monique, Russell, Janine, Nicole, Jenette, Danelle, Davey and Doug; fourteen great-grandchildren; her sister Cora, of the State of California; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, first husband, three sisters, three brothers and one step-son, Phillip Englen, precede her in death.
Mrs. Englen will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Monday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Liverpool Cemetery, Liverpool, Texas. Memorial Contributions may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.