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Rodney Glidden

January 15, 1966 — August 20, 2019

Rodney E. Glidden, 53 of New Boston, Illinois, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at home. Cremation has been accorded. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Private burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established. Online condolences can be made at

He was born January 15, 1966 in Aledo, IL to Melvin “Whitey” and Bessie Pollock Glidden. Rodney graduated from Aledo High School. He married Kathy Deeds and later married Kelly Etheridge September 17, 2015 in New Boston, IL.

Rodney was employed as a cement finisher in the construction industry for many years.

He was an avid pool player and especially enjoyed his family.

Survivors include his wife: Kelly; four stepchildren: Brandon Glidden of Davenport, Iowa; Aaron (Kathy Cooper) Etheridge; Paul Cooke, both of New Boston, IL; Cheyenne (Derick) Ross of Moline, IL; 9 grandchildren; his mother: Bessie (John) Bruce of Aledo, IL; two sisters: Angie (Morgan Reynolds) Glidden of Stafford, Virginia; Shelly (Andy Fisher) Glidden of Seaton; three brothers: Robert (Terri Johnson) Glidden of Aledo; Steven (Marcia) Glidden of Milan; Melvin (Reva) Glidden of Victoria, IL; step-siblings: Tina Christian of Galesburg, Illinois; Dawn (Jeff) Rumburg of Seaton, Illinois; Laura (Chris) Stratton; John (Don’na) Bruce, both of Viola; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and step-brothers: Michael and John Jr.

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