Dolores Glass was born May 26, 1942 in Sibley where she lived all her life. She went to be with her Lord and loved ones in Heaven on Sept. 9.
She had fought Mylodysplasia Syndrome, breast cancer and colon cancer in that order for more than 12 years. Dolores loved old fashioned country and religious music, and was the church pianist at First Baptist in Sibley from the time she was about 13, until she began coping with MDS. Before she became so ill, she loved teaching the adult ladies Sunday school class at First Baptist and later The Baptist Tabernacle. She graduated from Sibley High School and received a BA from Northwestern, and
her MA from Louisiana Tech. She taught English and reading at Webster Jr. High for many years. Whether you knew her as Ms. Glass, Cook or Sylvest or simply Ms. Dolores you know she loved her students and on her own limited budget would sometimes buy winter coats for children who might not have them. She loved people and wherever she went shopping in Minden, she would encounter former students who knew her.
Dolores is survived by her husband, Gilbert Earl Glass; son, Earl Glass Jr., and wife Liz; daughters, Lou Anne Noel, and partner, Richard Post; Emily Dickinson and companion Dylan Bales; five grandchildren, Scarlet, Jay, and Dylan Dickinson, and Jake and Tripp Glass; brother, Ralph Blake and special friends Gary Skelhorn and Ron St. Aubyn. We extend a special thank you to Dr. Boniol, Mary, Kate Young, Frances, Cathy, Pam and many others. Dolores loved the nurses at Schumpert Cancer Treatment Center and always referred to them as her angels. Visiting them every two weeks for blood transfusions was almost like visiting her family. Not only did she gain physical strength, they showed her love and compassion. Thanks also to the medical staff at ICU at Highland Schumpert for their care during the last week. Dolores could not have lived so long without all the people who donate blood, so we especially thank those people who give on a regular basis.
Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 and followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at The Baptist Tabernacle in Sibley. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society or give blood in her name.