Ida Wilma Thetford

Ida Wilma Thetford

Ida Wilma Thetford, 90, of Cobden, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, at the Delta South Nursing Center in Sikeston, Mo. 

She was born on Sept. 6, 1930, in Cobden, the daughter of Lowell Irvin and Rosa Mae Leggans Glasco. 

Mrs. Thetford is survived by her daughters, Peggy (Doug) Mayer of Makanda, Louise (Glenn) Clutts of Cobden and Renee (Adam) Furlow of Creal Springs; six grandchildren, Stacy (Greg) Smith, Brock Proctor, Joshua (Danielle Quick) Proctor, Kristin (Chris) Masters, Michael Thetford and Tyler Furlow; six great-grandchildren, Haley and Molly Smith, Rilynn Proctor, Kaden Lirely, Ella Masters, Beckett Masters and one on the way; a stepsister, Betty (Loren) Eskew of Manteno; sisters-in-law Bobbie Glasco and Stella Glasco, both of Cobden; a brother-in-law, Bill Tweedy of North Carolina; a dear friend and cousin, Margie Millis and Henri; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. 

She also leaves the love of her life, fur baby Elvis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Roy, Troy and Paulie Glasco; sisters Charlene Glasco Givens and Patsy Glasco Tweedy; two stepsisters, Emily McFarland and Mary Highland; and a stepbrother, Vertis Ray. 

Mrs. Thetford was a member of Water Valley Country Church near Cobden for over 50 years. 

She was a member of Dimension Church in Dexter, Mo. She loved playing cards with her sisters-in-law and spending time with her family.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden, with Pastor Chris Masters officiating. Interment was in the Alto Pass Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to PAWS.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden was in charge of arrangements.

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