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