Marlis Anne Glaspey

Marlis Anne Glaspey,

88, of Lignite, ND died

October 14, 2020 at Tioga

Long Term Care. She was

born on June 7, 1932 in

Flaxton, ND.

Due to Covid, private

family services will be

1:00 PM on Monday, Oc-

tober 19, 2020 at

Stakston-Martin Funeral

Home in Crosby with Fa-

ther Patrick Ojedeji as

celebrant. Rite of Com-

mittal will take place at

3:00 PM at St. Mary’s

Catholic Cemetery in Lig-


Marlis was the daughter

of Art and Viola Martin,

raised on a farm near Lig-

nite, and graduated from

Lignite Public School in

1950. On June 22, 1950,

Marlis married Keith

Glaspey, and they raised

their family in Lignite as


Marlis was active in

4-H, Girl Scouts camp

director, Cub Scouts den

mother, and the Rival

Homemakers Club; was a

member of St. Mary’s

Catholic Church and St.

John’s the Baptist. She

started working as a U.S.

Postal clerk in 1963, be-

came the Lignite Postmas-ter in 1965 until she re-

tired in 1992. She also

served on the Lignite city

council for 30 years, and

was involved with many

community projects dur-

ing that time including

the new Community

Center. She was proud of

her community and her

country, to many that

knew her she was known

as a true patriot.

She was known to sew

and patch many things,

loved animals, was active

in all sports (snowmobil-

ing was her favorite) and

spent many years travel-

ing to horse shows and

rodeos to watch her

grandchildren compete.

She was known to all the

horse show kids as

“Grandma” and answered

to every call.

Marlis is survived by:

her two sons, Terry (Tere-

sa) Glaspey of Portal,

Michael (Joyce) Glaspey

of Lignite, and daughter

Tamara (Gregory) Hill of

Lignite; five grandchil-

dren, Bridgette (Brodie)

Odegaard, Jason (Tanya)

Hill, Suzette (Ryan Green-

field), Brandi (Ryan)

Lelm, Cassandra (Tyler)

Grant; nine


Kasey, Nolan, Presley,

Norah, Bistol, Hayden,

Ty, Rutledge and Easton,

three nephews and one


She was preceded in

death by: her husband,

Keith. parents Art and

Viola and brothers, Loren

and Mick.

Stakston-Martin Fun-

eral Home of Crosby, ND

is in charge of arrange-