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Roy “Gene” Glenn

Posted March 11, 2014 in Obituaries

July 7, 1922 – March 9, 2014

Gene Glenn

Gene Glenn

Roy Eugene Glenn, age 91 years, 8 months and 2 days, of Plano, Iowa, died at his home near Plano on Sunday, March 9, 2014. He was born July 7, 1922 to Roy and Rachel (Stoner) Glenn northwest of Seymour, Iowa. Gene graduated from Promise City High School in 1939 and became a member of the United Methodist Church in Centerville, Iowa in 1944. Gene married Elizabeth (Betty) King of Centerville, Iowa, in 1945 and lived on a farm North of Promise City, Iowa. To this union two children were born, a daughter, Mary Ann and a son, John. Betty and Mary Ann were tragically killed in a car-train accident in the summer of 1953. Gene married Joann Jones of Plano, Iowa, on November 21, 1954. They later moved to a farm near Plano, to this union four children were born, Tim, Danny, Kimberly and Cheryl.

Gene was a wonderful husband and father and truly enjoyed his family. Gene’s other enjoyments in life were farming and raising livestock, especially cattle. He enjoyed driving his John Deere tractors and combines. In his earlier years Gene enjoyed roller skating and dancing, which he learned from his three older sisters. Gene participated in bowling leagues in Centerville and Corydon into his 80’s. He enjoyed his Promise City class reunions and attending his children’s sporting events.

Gene was very dedicated to the agricultural profession, receiving the Outstanding Conservation Farmer award in 1992 and the Distinguished Farm Family Award. Gene was the leader for Johns Junior Feeder 4-H Club for many years.

Gene was a quiet, soft spoken man who believed in God. He suffered two strokes, but rarely complained. Gene enjoyed taking drives with Joann to see his farm and cattle. He enjoyed family gatherings surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gene leaves to mourn: his loving wife of 59 years, Joann Glenn of Plano, Iowa; their children John and his wife, Donna Glenn of Centerville, Iowa, Tim his wife, Linda Glenn of Plano, Iowa, Danny Glenn and Christine Pozo of Centerville, Iowa, Kimberly and her husband, Dr. Nick Hindley of Centerville, Iowa and Cheryl and her husband, Bill Hillyard of Mediapolis, Iowa; his sister Eleanor Carpenter of Baraboo, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Brock (Jenni) Glenn, Blake (Stacy) Glenn, Velvet (Jeremy) Buckingham, Whitney (Matt) Hornaday, J.R. (Ashley) Glenn, Tessa Glenn, Max Glenn, Delissa (Tony Strode) Hindley, Brandi Hindley, Ginger (Travis) Henderson, Cameron Hindley, Maggie and Jackson Hindley and Hannah, Haley, Heidi and Helaina Hillyard. Their Great-Grandchildren Ashtin and Dugun Glenn, Caroline and Jack Glenn, Nash and Fischer Buckingham, Cecelia and Simeon Hammer, many nieces and nephews and in-laws Donnie (Karen) Jones, Gary Jones and Ielene Jones.

Gene was preceded in death by: his first wife, Betty Glenn; daughter, Mary Ann Glenn; his parents, Roy and Rachel Glenn; his sisters, Iris Holmes, Juanita (Bobbie) Groomes, infant sister Kathleen Glenn; his daughter-in-law Diana (Owen) Glenn and brother and sisterin-laws Edward Holmes, Dale Groomes, Clio Carpenter, Wayne and Betty (Jones) Harbold, Neil Jones and Dale and Eleanor Jones.

Funeral services will be held 10 AM, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville with Pastor Michael Mckissick officiating. Burial will be held in the Crossroads Cemetery west of Plano, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 2 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home with the family present from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Memorials have been established to either the Little Flock Chapel or the Crossroads Cemetery and may be left or mailed to the funeral home. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, Iowa has been entrusted with caring for the Glenn family and condolences can be sent at: schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com

Information provided by:
Schmidt Family Funeral Home
501 North 18th Street
Centerville, Iowa 52544

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