Glenna Ruth (Meserole) Tottleben

August 23, 1937 ~ June 1, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Glenna Ruth Tottleben, 85, of Carterville, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Stonebridge Nursing & Rehab Center in Benton.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Rev. Ralph Brandon officiating. Burial will be in Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Tupelo Children's Mansion (Orphanage).

Glenna was born August 23, 1937, in Albion, Illinois, to Charles and Edith (Williams) Meserole. She married Ralph E. Tottleben on April 28, 1967, in Marion. Together they have shared 56 wonderful years.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Tottleben of Carterville; daughters, Lisa Diane (Smith) Nagle, Betty Denise (K.B.) Hill, and Krista Lynn (Smith) Tregoning (Randy Dunn); grandchildren, Bryan Murray (Renae Edwards), Jamey LaBotte, Kelsey (Casey) Oxford, Nicolis Oxendine, Kody Hill, Martin Ray (Stephanie) Tregoning, Taylor Hill, Tessa Hill, Mikala Jo Tregoning; great grandchildren, Jaxon LaBotte, Hudson LaBotte, Emmy Hill, Cayson LaBotte, Preslie Murray, Amber Hill, Kodi Hill, Kori Hill, Riece Johnson, Aubree Tregoning, Tritton Oxford, Paetyn Tregoning, Jersey Oxford, and Zachxton Hill; sister, Sharon (Butch) Wilson; sister- in- law, Loretta McRaven; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Glenna was preceded in death by her parents; eleven siblings; son-in-law, Joel Tregoning; great- granddaughter, Piper Tottleben-Hill; father and mother-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.

She was of the Pentecost faith and was a faithful servant to the Lord until the end.

Glenna was a homemaker and enjoyed decorating her home and collecting antiques. Along with her husband, she loved to refinish and restore them to beauty.  She was a phenomenal cook, baker, and seamstress.  She loved to share her talents of sewing and embroidery by teaching her daughters, grandchildren, and many babysitting children that were in her care for many years. She found great joy in fixing the grandchildren their favorite foods upon request. Especially biscuits and gravy everyday, homemade chocolate chip cookies, beef stroganoff, blackberry dumplings and her special recipe for goulash. She loved making their annual Halloween costumes and Easter outfits. She was the best mother and grandmother in the world.

Glenna was deeply loved by her family and will be greatly missed every day.


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June 6, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918

Funeral Service
June 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918


Tupelo Children's Mansion
1801 E. Main Street, Tupelo MS 38804


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