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Glenda Clarice Banister, 79, of San Angelo went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. 

Glenda was born on June 29, 1941, in Hillsboro, Texas to Horace and Annie Bell Johnston. She grew up in Albany, Texas and was a member of the graduating class of Albany High School in 1959.

She met and married the love of her life, Steve Short on Nov. 20, 1961. They lived in Sonora, Texas most of their marriage and raised three children. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife and mother, but was a Mimi to four grandchildren. She fell in love with her grandsons and loved them big. 

She also had many fur babies that she adored. She loved her dogs and cats dearly. She married Quentin Banister on March 22, 1982, they were married for 26 years, until his death in October 2010.

Glenda worked mainly in bookkeeping and accounting and most recently retired from the Boy Scouts of America. 

She loved spending time with her family and attending her grandson’s football games. She liked to shop and developed a love for reading later in her life. She liked watching movies on Hallmark, and she found great joy from doing something nice for others. 

Glenda attended the Methodist Church most of her life. She knew where her home was, with Jesus, and that is a comfort to know where she was going. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School and helping with vacation Bible school during her younger years. She loved children and was a CASA volunteer as well. 

Glenda will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents Horace and Annie Bell Johnston and her two husbands Steve Short and Quentin Banister. 

She is survived by her three children, Jim Short and his wife Tina of Austin Texas, Stephanie Thomas and her husband Terry, and Coy Short and his wife Susan all of San Angelo; her four grandsons, Don Short, Shaun Short, Clayton Short, and Chett Short; her sister Charlotte Taggart and her husband Don of Albany, Texas. 

The celebration of Glenda’s life was held Friday, June 11, at Harper Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Noble officiating, followed by her burial in Albany, Texas with Brad McBee officiating. PD

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