Thursday, May 14, 2009
Elizabeth Rojean Glenn & Mary Ann Glenn
Elizabeth Rojean Glenn, 1926-1953
Elizabeth Rojean Glenn, wife of Eugene Glenn of Promise City and daughter of Donna and Wilbur King of Elizabethtown, Ky., was born March 8, 1926, at Centerville and died July 7, 1953, at the age of 27 years at the Butler crossing near Seymour in an auto-train accident.
She was united in marriage to Roy Eugene Glenn March 31, 1945, at the First Methodist Church, Centerville. To this union were born two children Mary Ann and John Edward. Mary Ann passed away in the same auto-train accident.
Betty attended Centerville schools and graduated from Centerville high school in 1944. During high school she worked as a nurses' aide in the St. Joseph's hospital and following graduation worked at the Iowa Southern Utilities company until her marriage. She was a member of the Y.W. Study club and the Rebekah lodge.
In her early teens, Betty was baptised and joined the First Methodist church at Centerville. In 1949 she transferred her membership to Jerome Methodist church. Betty taught a Sunday school class in high school, and continued her active church work after her marriage.
She leaves her husband, Roy Eugene Glenn, and son, John Edward, 19 months, of Promise City; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur V. King of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two grandparents, A. C. King and E. A. Wright, both of Centerville; eight brothers and sisters, Mrs. Wallace Koestner of Centerville, Mrs. Donald Ladendorf of Des Plaines, Ill., Mrs. Vernon Pickering of Des Moines, Iowa, James King of Clarinda, Joe C. King of the marine corps, Nancy, Julia and Ann King of Elizabethtown, Ky.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mary Ann Glenn, 1946-1953
Mary Ann Glenn, 6, daughter of Betty and Eugene Glenn, was born Nov. 14, 1946, at Corydon, and passed away July 7, 1953, in an auto-train accident near Seymour, in which her mother and cousin also lost their lives.
She leaves her father and a 19-month-old brother; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Glenn and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur V. King; several aunts and uncles; and a host of cousins and friends.
Mary Ann was baptised at the First Methodist church, Centerville, at the age of three months and attended Sunday school at Jerome Methodist church with her parents. She went to kindergarten at the Seymour public school.
Mary Ann was a sweet little girl, always so good and always having a smile for every one. Our hearts are sad today, but her life had just budded on earth to blossom to Heaven.
Dear little Mary Ann,
We miss you so,
All through the day
Wherever we go.
All through the night
How lonely it seems
For no little Mary Ann
To wake us from our dreams.
We miss you, Mary Ann,
All through the early hours.
We miss you as others do
Sunshine and flowers.
Daytime and nighttime,
Whatever we do,
Dear little Mary Ann,
We miss you.
Funeral services for Mrs. Glenn, her daughter Mary Ann and her niece, Martha Pickering, were held Friday, July 10, at 2 p.m. in the Centerville Methodist church. The Rev. Lester Greenwood, a former pastor of that church, and the Rev. M. R. Gonzales, pastor of the Jerome church of which Mrs. Glenn was a member, officiated at the services.
Accompanied by Mrs. Ernest Wygant at the organ, Clarence Hood brought much comfort to the bereaved by beautifully singing "The Lord is My Shepherd" and "The Lord's Prayer."
They were laid to eternal slumber in the Jerome cemetery.
Card of Thanks
May we take this way of thanking the many friends and relatives for the kind expressions of sympathy shown during our recent bereavement.
Also we thank the Rebekah lodge, club members and friends for the food served and the beautiful floral offerings sent.
--Eugene Glenn and Johnny
--Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur V. King and family
--Mr. and Mrs. Roy Glenn and family
Card of Thanks
To my neighbors and friends I wish to thank you for putting up my crop of oats and plowing my corn and beans during my recent sorrow. Words cannot express my deep appreciation to you all for your thoughtfulness.
--Eugene Glenn and family
Transcribed from The Seymour Herald of Thursday, 16 July 1953.