Clarice Glenney


Clarice L. Glenney, age 102, of Wilton,, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, at the Wilton Retirement Community.  A funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 8, at First Presbyterian Church of Wilton.  A visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m., prior to the service at the church.  Burial will take place in Oakdale Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to the Wilton Ambulance or Oakdale Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left at 

Clarice was born on June 29, 1921, the daughter of Peter and Mae (Chapman) Laucamp.  She graduated from Wilton High School with the Class of 1940.  Clarice married Neil Glenney on Jan. 8, 1944, in Cedar Rapids.  Neil passed away on Jan. 14, 2007.

Together, Neil and Clarice farmed north of Wilton where they raised their three sons.  Throughout her life, Clarice dedicated herself to a variety of roles.  She cooked and cleaned at the Cedar County Jail, as well as assisting in the Wilton High School cafeteria.  For many years, she served as a telephone operator for the Tipton Telephone Company.  Clarice was a member of the Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church in Wilton, where she taught Sunday school.  In her younger years, Clarice enjoyed dancing, organizing short outings for the elderly and serving as a 4-H leader.  She was also a member of the Wilton American Legion Auxiliary and the Purity Chapter: Order of the Eastern Star.  Clarice was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed completing word puzzles.  Most of all, Clarice loved spending time with her family and friends.

Clarice will be lovingly remembered by her three sons, Ross (Brenda) Glenney of Durant, Ted Glenney of Wilton, and Bob (Sandy Caes) Glenney of Wilton; six grandchildren, Doug Glenney, Jodi Barclay, Willie Glenney, Tia Glenney, Tiffany (Philip) Hunt, and Kara Glenney; nine great-grandchildren, Cody, Austin, Braden, Noah and Kyleigh Barclay, Morgan Glenney, Sawyer Glenney, PJ and Hayden Hunt; one brother, Bill Laucamp; one sister-in-law, Janet Laucamp; and her caregiver, Jean Salazar.

Clarice was preceded in death by her husband, Neil; three sisters, Ida Mae Kroeger, Lois Conway, and Florence Cooling; one brother, Bob Laucamp; and two nephews, Rick Cooling and Billy Laucamp.