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Priscilla Mae Glenn  

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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  1. Lori Davis, April 27, 2014

    Sorry for your loss.

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  2. Alison Pratt, April 27, 2014

    Mrs. Glenn was my math teacher for 7th grade “new math.” She made it make sense. She was a great teacher and beloved by the students, who called her “Mom.” So sorry for your loss.

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  3. John & Rachel Foster, April 27, 2014

    Nana, you will be missed dearly. You were such a good lady. Wish we could of been there to say goodbye to you but we will remember you as you were when you were well. Love you. John, Rachel, Megan, Ryan & Logan

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  4. Cara J. McPeake, April 27, 2014

    Dear Patti, Kathy, Terry, & Dub,

    Please accept my sincerest condolences in the passing of your wonderful Mother. Priscilla was an amazing, fun, kind, caring person; and she will be greatly missed by all of us who knew her & loved her.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Cara

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  5. Mary Pratt, April 27, 2014

    Pris was a dear friend with a sweet, kind, loving, and gentle nature. I will miss her.

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  6. Mary Pratt, April 27, 2014

    Pris was a dear friend with a sweet, kind, loving and gentle nature. I will miss her.

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  7. Cheryl & Jay, April 28, 2014

    Nana Glenn was a beautiful woman. She was always positive and kind. She was a pleasure to be around. She amazed me every year with detailed stories of her life. Adventures that she and her husband had when they were younger. Whenever we talked about Walter she would light up and she would always mention how handsome he was.Her memory was fantastic. I believe she lived a very happy life.

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  8. Carin Gannon, April 29, 2014

    Patti and Dub…I am so sorry for your loss…may your grief be short and your memories long.

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  9. Kelly and Keith kümmel, April 29, 2014

    Dub and Patti,
    We,re deeply sorry for your loss. By reading about all your mother has accomplished in her lifetime, we can see what a remarkable woman she was. We would have loved to have known her. She must have been awesome.

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  10. Debbie Dillon, May 2, 2014

    I am so sorry for the loss of Nana. I hope your family can find comfort in the out pouring of love surrounding all of you.

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  11. Richard Farmer, May 5, 2014

    Dottie and I worked with Priscilla for many years and considered her a dear friend. She was kind, compassionate, and was a great teacher. We will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her extended family.

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  12. Joe and Mary Johns, May 6, 2014

    Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

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  13. Dottie Lovett-Weston Senior Center, May 6, 2014

    Priscilla was one of the nicest people who walked through the doors of the Weston Senior Center. She always had a kind word for everyone, no matter the personality. The brightness that surrounded her will be missed!

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  14. Patty Browan & family, May 8, 2014

    “Nana Glenn” never ceased to amaze with her spunk, intelligence, kindness and wit. Your loss is shared by all of us who loved and knew her well. She will be always on our minds and forever in our hearts. You have our deepest sympathy.

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  15. Dorothy (Dottie) Black, May 8, 2014

    It was a pleasure, and an honor, for Terry and I to have known your parents, and the rest of your family.
    We were so very grateful that Terry had such a good friend to stay with when he came back up North to work. He would tell me about your Mom being so active…it seemed that she never gave up, or gave in…with her swimming especially, but also with all her other activities. She was greatly admired, and I know she will be greatly missed too.

    May all the wonderful memories sustain you now. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Fondly, Dottie

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  16. Michael P. Sullivan, May 8, 2014

    How do you write about someone you’ve known your whole life? As long as I can remember Mrs. Glenn ( I still can’t say Pris ) was next door when you needed her. When I was little if something happened and my parents weren’t around I was to find Mrs. Glenn. When in high school I could talk to her about things I couldn’t with my parents. She was my second Mom! She had a great influence on me and I’ll always be grateful that she was part of my life!

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  17. trudy & sam mahan, May 8, 2014

    our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  18. trudy and sam mahan, May 8, 2014

    our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family

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  19. Kenny Delaney, May 13, 2014

    To the enitre Glenn family: I was so sorry to hear about the passing of “Nana”. In the few years i knew her, i can honestly say that she was one of the most kindest persons I had ever met. Her positive, fun loving attitude was something that we could all learn from. May god bless her soul and i hope you find peace in knowing how wonderful she was.

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