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Glenda Rae Balty

Posted May 06, 2013 in Obituaries, West Des Moines

November 30, 1933 – May 5, 2013

Glenda Balty

Glenda Balty

Glenda Rae Balty, 79, was released from her earthly body on Sunday, May 5, 2013, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, at Coal Valley Bible Missionary Church in Coal Valley, IL, where the family will welcome friends for one hour prior to the service.

A second memorial service will occur on Thursday, May 9, at Melby Mortuary, Mankato, KS. Interment will follow at Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak, KS.

Glenda was born on November 30, 1933, in Formoso, Kansas to Raymond and Geneva (Shanks) Garton. She was a graduate of Miltonvale Wesleyan HS. She married Donald Balty on April 19, 1957, in Superior, NE. They made their home in Milan, IL, since 1987.

She was a member of Gideons International and Coal Valley Bible Missionary Church. Glenda’s greatest joy was her family, and she was a wonderful grandmother.

She will be missed by her children, Timothy (Carolyn) Balty of Fairbanks, Alaska, Lisa (Charles) Croyle of Woodward, IA; David (Amy) Balty of Mcdonough, GA; seven grandchildren: Courtney Noble, Andrea Balty, Zachary Balty, Rachel Croyle; sister, Beverly (Don) Blacksher of Scottsbluff, NE; and brother, Duane (Jeri) Garton of Lexington, NE.

Glenda was preceded in death by her husband, Don; parents, Raymond and Geneva Garton; and brother, Vernon Garton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International. Online condolences may be sent to


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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