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Glenda M. Ames

Glenda M. Ames, age 84, of Plymouth, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Anita’s Gardens in Plymouth, where she had been a resident for the past four years.

She was born in Plymouth, WI on July 2, 1934, daughter of the late Ray and Florence (Moeller) Hoffman.

Glenda attended Plymouth schools and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1952. She then attended Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1955. She worked at Memorial Hospital in Sheboygan and later at Plymouth Hospital. During a week-long vacation to visit girlfriends living in Long Beach, California in 1957, she was set up on a blind date with Bob Ames. Bob and Glenda were married on May 3, 1958 at First Congregational UCC in Plymouth. They lived in Long Beach until December, 1961 when they returned to Plymouth to start their family. They lived in Plymouth their entire married life. 

Glenda became a stay at home Mom in 1970 to focus on her kids and their school activities. In 1978, she went back to work at Citizens Bank in Plymouth, and years later at 52 Stafford in Plymouth.

She was a lifelong member of First Congregational UCC in Plymouth. She was very involved in the Sunday School program but her passion was music and was a lifelong member of the choir. She was also the church organist for 23 years, retiring from the bench in 2010. She gave so many hours to the church in many different capacities over the decades. She shared her strong faith with her children.

Glenda loved to sew, craft, needlepoint, knit, crochet, and decorate her home for all holidays, especially Christmas. She also loved to travel with her family.

Survivors include: three children; David (Wendy) Ames of Sheboygan, Lisa Ames (fiancé Gary Myrah) of Cedarburg, and Laurie (Dan) Volkomener of Plymouth: three grandchildren: Sam Ames of Sheboygan, Calli Ames of Shorewood, and Jacob Ames of Sheboygan; Brother: Graham (Liz) Hoffman of Plymouth; Sister-in-Law Carolyn Bartholomew of Huntington Beach, CA.

Glenda is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bob on July 13, 2016, her parents, her father and mother in law, Thomas and Margaret Ames, and brothers in law, Richard Ames and Charles Bartholomew.

Following Glenda’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at First Congregational UCC in Plymouth from 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM. A Memorial Service will take place at 6:30 PM with Rev. Kristal Klemme, Pastor of the church, and Dale Miller, Pastor of Salem Plankroad church, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Glenda’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family wishes to thank the staff at Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care for Glenda the past three weeks. The family also wants to give their heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff at Anita’s Gardens. Glenda loved you all so much. You have become part of our family, and we will miss you.

Services Rendered by: Suchon Funeral Home

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