Earlene Kay (Nicewander) Glass

Class of 1957

1957 Maroon SpotlightEarlene Nicewander
Earlene Nicewander

Office Staff 54-57, Red Hots 54-55, Red Hot Treasurer 54-55, Junior Class Treasurer 55-56, Student Council 55-56, Student Council Treasurer 55-56, Band 55-57, Junior Play 55-56, Basketball Queen 55-56, Teen Town Council 56-57, Teen Town Clerk 56-57, Annual Staff 56-57, Home Room President 56-57, F. T. A. 56-57, Girls’ State 56.

Earlene Kay (Nicewander) Glass

October 19, 1939 – June 26, 2022

Earlene K. Glass of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away from this life on June 26, 2022, at the age of 82. Earlene was born in Perry, Oklahoma, on October 19, 1939, the daughter of Earl and Dixie Nicewander.

Earlene was a caring, sweet, and loving woman whose smile lit up every room she ever walked into. Known as the “Football Queen” of Perry High School, Earlene had a lifelong love of dance. She enjoyed going out dancing every week, and when she was in her mid-70s, her talent earned her a big win at a dance contest held at the State Fair of Oklahoma. She was a longtime member of Mayridge Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, and for many years, she volunteered at Southwest Community Hospital. She liked to stay active and fit, and you could often spot Earlene on her five-mile walk each day. More than anything, Earlene cherished her family. She was a wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her father, Earl Nicewander; three husbands, George Rice, James Williams, and Archie Glass; a sister, Joyce Loveless, and a brother, Bill Nicewander.

Earlene is survived by her mother, Dixie Nicewander; three children, Mike Rice, Dixie Vane, and Jaymi Fuentes and her husband, William; four grandchildren, Corey and Sedona Vane, and Brianna and Natalie Fuentes; two great-grandchildren, Cody and Parker Vane; a brother-in-law, Cecil Loveless; along with a host of loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Graveside services will begin at 10:00am on Friday, July 1, 2022, at the Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry, Oklahoma.