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Florence "Flossie" Glidden

April 6, 1930 — November 15, 2023

Kalamazoo, Michigan


Florence “Flossie” Glidden, age 93 of Kalamazoo, died on November 15, 2023. She was born on April 6, 1930, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the daughter of Roy & Fern Garrison. In 1948, she graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School.

On March 19, 1949, she married Robert Glidden. Flossie worked for Upjohn Company and Sears & Roebucks, but her greatest support was working alongside her husband on the farm. They were members of Texas Corners Bible Church. Flossie had been a proud member of the Sweet Adeline singing group. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards and square dancing with Robert.

Her family includes her husband of 74 years, Robert Glidden; her children: Janice Glidden and Ronald Glidden; her sister Royal Ranger; her dear friends and neighbors, Jack & Madelyn Goodrich; her dear friends Wayne & Lisa Augustyniak; dear friends Jim & Angela Wessing; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Lois Stermer, and her brother-in-law Gene Ranger.

Friends may visit with the family from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the Texas Corners Bible Church, 7780 S. 8th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, where her memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor David Thompson officiating. Friends may join with the family for a luncheon following the service. Please visit Flossie's personalized web page to sign the online guest book or leave a message for the family at

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