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Obituary for Glenda Lynn Haire

Glenda Lynn (Hocking) Haire

Born June 13th, 1939 in a small log cabin in St. Ignace, MI to the late Thoburn John and Beth Hocking and died May 9th 2021 in Lansing, MI. She attended Owosso High School and was in the graduating class of 1957. She worked for General Motors in Lansing, retiring in 1999 with 30 years of service.

Glenda had four boys with Cliff Porter and a girl with Thomas Haire. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also was very involved in genealogy and loved making quilts for her grandkids as high school graduation gifts. Quilts were her trade mark and her grandkids cherished them greatly. She loved her grandkids and always attended their birthday parties or sporting events, spending time with them whenever she could.

Glenda is survived by her children Robert (Lorie) Porter; Bradley (Lynda) Porter; Brian Porter; and Lisa (Matt) English; and siblings Greg (Dolly) Hocking; Kathy (Tom) Dobosenski; and Judy (Curt) Ahlden; and sister-in-law, Judy Hocking; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren with one on the way and daughter-in-law, Jozette Porter. She was predeceased by her brothers, David and Bob Hocking and son, Bart Porter.

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 14, 2021, 2:00 p.m. at the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Visitation will be Friday immediately before the service from 12-2:00 p.m. Inurnment will follow at Delta Center Cemetery. Covid protocols requiring masks, social distancing and capacity limitations will be observed. Memorial contributions in Glenda’s name may be given to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 29777 Telegraph Road, Suite 1651, Southfield, Michigan 48034 (


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