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Shelby Jean O'Brien Glaze
September 18, 1941 - October 7, 2018

Shelby Jean O’Brien Glaze of Trumann went home October 7, 2018 at the age of 77 years. Born September 18, 1941 to Mervin Leo and Mildred Juanita Meeks O’Brien, Shelby was a lifetime resident of Trumann. Shelby began working at the age of 15 at Liberty Cash. She worked at Singer from the age of 23 until its closing in 1982. At that time Shelby went to work at ADT and began a second job at Trumann Country Club. In 1987, she began working for the state of Arkansas as a revenue agent and continued working for the state until her retirement in 2010. It was at her job at the country club that Shelby would meet the love of her life, Charlie Glaze, who was in town from Memphis, for a golf tournament. Shelby took up golf in order to keep up with Charlie and she grew to love the game as much as he did. She joined the Trumann Country Club ladies golf association and competed in several tournaments throughout the area. She was dedicated to the game of golf until two shoulder surgeries she called “career ending” forced her to retire from the game she loved. Shelby loved golf, shopping, and working in her yard. Her greatest joy came from being Meme to her grandchildren, Laken Isbell, Taylor May, and Jarrett May. She loved nothing more than attending whatever church, school or sporting event her grands were involved in.

Charlie preceded Shelby in death in 2013. Shelby is survived by her daughter, LaDonna Isbell and husband Keith, and son Brien May and wife Vicki, stepdaughters, Debbie McVean, Vicki Bell and Kathy Mathews, her sister, Sharon Box and husband Harold and brothers, Norman O’Brien and wife Melba and Gerald O’Brien and wife Peggy and her wonderful and devoted caregiver, her niece, Keri Hayse. Shelby is also survived by her nephews and nieces who loved their Aunt Jean dearly. Her family will miss her terribly, but know she is a part of their heart always.

Visitation will Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Duffel officiating. Private burial will be Thursday in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro.

Pallbearers will be Mark O’Brien, Evan Austin, Michael Austin, Alex Ray, Chris Nance, and Michael Burke. Honorary pallbearers will be Taylor May, Jarrett May and Dustin Hanna.

Lasting memorials can be made to Arkansas Home Hospice, 3024 Red Wolf Blvd Ste B, Jonesboro, AR 72401.

Online guest book can be signed at www. thompsonfuneralhome.net



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October 10, 2018
05:00 AM - 06:00 AM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann 72472

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October 10, 2018
06:00 AM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, Arkansas 72472

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  1. LaDonna Isbell, Trumann says

    As I read this obituary again and the condolences, I still can’t believe my mom is gone. She was THE BEST in every way. Words cannot begin to describe how very much I miss her and will always miss her. I love you mama!!

  2. John Earl, Meridian, Id says

    Shelby was a good friend. I am truly sorry that she is gone. My sincere condolences to the family.

  3. Lynn Osment, Trumann, AR. 72472 says

    My thoughts and prayers are with Shelby's family. I have so many good memories of times spent with her and Charlie on and off the golf course. She was a good friend.

  4. Tonya Langle (Orsborne), Paragould, Arkansas says

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all family and friends. My sincere sympathy.

  5. Karen Renshaw, Nisula Michigan says

    You will be missed..

  6. Joan Ward, Memphis, Tn says

    She made this world a better place. Everybody loved her and she loved everybody. To my best friend - I love you and I’ll always cherish our time together.

  7. Wayne Ward, Forrest City says

    A friend has passed on. You will be missed

  8. Carol Conatser, Trumann says

    LaDonna and Laken, we are so sorry for your loss. Nothing prepares us for a loss like this, please rest your weariness on the Lord and He will preside. We are so sorry, love you. Carol and Elizabeth

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