Priscilla Mae Glenn
May 26, 1916 – April 26, 2014
Priscilla Mae Glenn, age 97, of Newark, DE and formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Born in Doylestown, PA on May 26, 1916, Priscilla was the daughter of the late Harvey Swartley and Anna Mill Swartley. She was a graduate of Cedar Crest College, where she received her bachelor’s in education and would later earn her master’s degree from the University of Delaware. She was a proud member of Delta Kappa Gamma. A dedicated and caring educator, Priscilla made her career as a math teacher at George Read Junior High School, retiring in 1978.
She was a longtime member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Active in her community and giving of her time and talents, Priscilla was a 12 year volunteer with the Delaware State Hospital where she worked in the store where patients could shop. She enjoyed volunteering for Meals on Wheels and also delivered flowers to the patients of Christiana Hospital. Priscilla was a member of the Weston Senior Center and enjoyed traveling with the many friends she made there. She adored spending time with her family and especially cherished the many happy moments she shared with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Priscilla was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Bernard Glenn, Sr. and her brothers, Howard and George Swartley. She is survived by her children, Kathy Glenn, Patti Wilkinson and husband Ronnie, Terry Foster and husband John and Dub Glenn and wife Patti; 8 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday evening, May 8, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where family and friends may visit from 6 pm until 7:30 pm. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 or to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) 455 Stanton-Christiana Road Newark, DE 19713.
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