Joan Glissmeyer obituary (1939 – 2021) – Salt Lake City, UT


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Joan Liebelt Glissmeyer

1939 ~ 2021

Joan Liebelt Glissmeyer, 81, died on September 25, 2021 in Murray, Utah. She was born on October 1, 1939 in Salt Lake City to Gus and Blanche Liebelt.

Joan grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. His siblings were Carol, Bruce and Francine (Liebelt). She graduated from Bountiful High School, where she was Harvest Queen and sang in a girl quartet. She also worked with her mother during her high school education and was very reliable and had a strong work ethic. She later married Garry Glissmeyer and had two sons, Deric and Devan. She put Garry into school and supported the family by serving tables for a number of years. They lived in many cities, including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, and Kansas City. She was a loving and protective mother, who taught her sons a lot of things including kindness, love, humor (and sarcasm), bowling and tennis. She loved tennis and was an excellent player, spending many hours playing in tennis leagues and teaching her boys how to play. She then married Lynn Sheffield and they started a kitchen remodeling business that she helped run in Murray, Utah. They retired and moved briefly to St. George and then back to Draper where she has lived for the past 13 years. She loved being a grandmother and a great-grandmother. She especially enjoyed outings, play dates, and family events with Amaree, Zuree, Ellee, King and Lucy.

Joan was an avid reader and often read several books a week. Therefore, she was constantly in the library and exchanged books with her friends. She enjoyed sharing meals and time with her sons and attending grandchildren’s activities such as sports, music and dance events. She loved animals and had a special place in her heart for her kitten, from which she also survived. Joan had a great sense of humor which was appreciated by many. She enjoyed church service and worked in the temple. She has been there for us with silent but constant support.

Joan is survived by her sons Deric and Devan Glissmeyer, their families and her sister Francine Hoffman and her family.

She was predeceased by her parents Gus and Blanche Liebelt, her sister Carol Poston, her brother Bruce Liebelt and her husband Lynn Sheffield.

Posted by Deseret News from September 30 to October 1, 2021.

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