Glenna McGrady passed away on June 3, 2018. She was born in New Castle, Indiana on August 18, 1926. She attended business school at the University of Cincinnati on a scholarship. After returning home from college she worked at the local newspaper. She married Jim McGrady in 1948. In 1956 she and Jim and their four children relocated to St. Petersburg, FL where she worked as the secretary for St. Jude’s Catholic School and was an active member of the church. For many years she served as a leader in the Cursillos in Christianity movement. She was a lifelong member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
She is survived by her children J. Thomas McGrady (Mary), Kathy Waldorff, Elizabeth McGrady, and Richard McGrady (Marcy); and eight grandchildren Melissa Cunningham (Jason), Michael McGrady (Emily), Kristen Sobieraj (Aaron), Dana Steinorth (Bill), Victoria McGrady, Sara King, Tim McGrady, and Lauren McGrady; and great grandchildren Caden, Kylie, Megan, Allison, Kyle, and Luke, and Aaron’s son Spencer, and Bill’s sons Brennan and Liam; her brother James O’Rear, sister-in-law Aileen McGrady, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Glenna was predeceased by Jim her husband of 46 years, her sister Dawna Hunt, her brother-in-law John McGrady and her parents Lester and Gladys O’Rear.
Visitation will be 5-7PM June 21 (prayer service 6:30PM) at Brett Funeral Home 4810 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL. The Funeral Mass will be 9:30 AM Friday, June 22 at Our Lady's Chapel at the Cathedral of St. Jude. Donations to the St. Vincent DePaul Society (St. Jude Conference) are requested in lieu of flowers