NEW BREMEN, NY ~ Helen W. Glenn, 97, of NYS Rt. 812, New Bremen, died peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at her home, where she had been under the care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.
Born on May 1, 1916, in New Bremen, NY, a daughter of Charles N. and Lena Mattis Wagner, she was a 1933 graduate of Lowville Academy.
She married Donald L. Glenn on November 16, 1948, in St. Stephens Church, Croghan, with the Rev. Francis Kearney, OFM, officiating. Mr. Glenn died on November 5, 1989.
During her early years, from 1939 until 1949, Mrs. Glenn was employed as a clerk by the Lowville A&P Company, and during WWII, worked as the stores manager. From 1967 until 1973, she worked for Beaverite Products, Inc., in Croghan, and for the rest of her life, was a devoted homemaker and mother.
Throughout her life, Mrs. Glenn was an extremely active community and church volunteer, especially doing fundraising for the former St. Peters Catholic Church in New Bremen. She was an unusually cheery person who had many good friends that often stopped by her house to catch up on community news and share in her good humor and optimism. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, scrapbooking on Lewis County people and news, watching Lawrence Welk, and doing the daily crossword puzzle. She also loved all animalsespecially dogs.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, John W. and Rhonda Glenn, of Castorland, and Donald L. (Amos) Glenn, of New Bremen; two daughters and a son-in-law, Claire A. Henderson, of Lowville, and Mary G. and Kelly Croft, of Ellicott City, Maryland; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by all of her seven siblings including three brothers, Francis W. Wagner, who died shortly after birth, Arthur and Charles Wagner, four sisters, Laurene Houppert, Mary Ransiear, Katherine Grimmer and Imelda Glenn, and her son-in-law, LeRoy Henderson.
Mrs. Glenns funeral will be held on Monday, September 16, 2013, beginning with a 9:30 a.m. Prayer Service at Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Peters Oratory in New Bremen, with the Rev. Daniel L. Chapin, Pastor of St. Stephens Church, Croghan, officiating. Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling hours will be on Sunday, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial Donations may be made to St. Peters Cemetery Fund, c/o St. Stephens Church, P.O. Box 38, Croghan, NY 13327, or Lewis County Friends of Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.
To view Mrs. Glenns online obituary or to leave a message of sympathy, please visit www.scanlonfuneral.com.