OBITUARY

Glenna Ann Pleasant

27 February, 19409 July, 2020
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Glenna Ann Pleasant, age 80, passed away peacefully in her home on July 9, 2020. She grew up in Newcastle, IN with parents, Staley and Pearl Dishman. She married her soulmate, Ralph Pleasant, in 1959 and they moved to Kokomo, IN, where they would raise their three children. Ralph preceded her in death on October 30, 2006.

Glenna was a kind and strong woman who brought beauty into this world through her art. She enjoyed bird watching and painting in her art studio. She was an award-winning artist and her paintings were shown at the Sieberling Mansion and are on display at the Howard County Courthouse. She was a proud member and president of the Kokomo Art Association.

Glenna had a way of accepting everyone for who they are, she was open and fiercely independent. Her love, kindness, talent and strength have impacted so many.

Glenna was loved by her sisters, Barbara Shrum (Michael) and Madge Steifel (Bill), her brother Rex Dishman, and was a Dear mother of Deborah Ryan (Mark), Paul Pleasant (Lisa), and Steve Pleasant (Linda Rhodes). She was a cherished grandmother of Nicholas Johnson (Chrissy), Clinton Pleasant (Connie), Stephanie Stoneman (Marc), Jodi Pleasant (Sam), Michelle Fritz (Joe), and Rachel Pleasant (Emerson), great grandmother of Isabelle, Nicholle, Jackson, Josslyn, Arianna, Walker, David, Dominick, Ava, Grant, and Raina Joy, as well as a nephew, Michael Ryan.

A reception and time of visitation will take place on Tuesday, July 14 at 12pm until the time of the funeral at 1:00 pm at Ellers Mortuary on 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo, IN 46902. Pastor Bill Duncan will be officiating. Burial will follow at Albright Cemetery.

Masks will be required at the funeral home. If you are unable to wear a mask or attend, please visit the website and leave the family an online condolence.

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    Tuesday, 14 July , 2020

  • Celebration of Life

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Bill Livengood

19 July 2020

My wife and I worked with Glenna in support of the Kokomo Art Association and the Kokomo Fine Art Center and Artworks. Although she had medical issues - she always one to show up and support. We enjoyed working with her. Glenna, Bob Wavra and Elaine and Bill Wanke were some of the people that convinced us to join KAA and help keep it going. Glenna was instrumental in organizing the Kokomo Sesquicentennial Murals at Kokomo Mall. She was the first one we entrusted to “babysit” our baby - she was very kind. Go in peace, Glenna. I attach one of the artworks we purchased from her. It is a tranquil scene and we think of her every day.

Dianne Trauring

14 July 2020

To Glenna’s family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss.
I worked with sweet Glenna in the lab of St. Joe Hospital in the 1970’s. I remember her ever-present smile and soft manner. She had a name which described her perfectly, “pleasant” 😊. She spoke often of Ralph and her children. Thankfully, she began to pursue her artistic talent after she retired. She was talented!
I’m glad I had the chance to know her.
Dianne Trauring

Peggy Hobson

14 July 2020

Sorry to hear about Glenna. I did some work/programs with her in the Kokomo Art Association but we hadn't been in touch for several years. I always thought of her as a kind person who loved her artwork and that of others. Sorry to hear she's no longer with us.

Karen Taylor

13 July 2020

Glenna always had a smile. She was an asset to Kokomo Art Association. She will be missed.

James Langschied

13 July 2020

I worked side by side with Glenna on many art projects through the years and enjoyed every moment I was able to share with her. She was a delightful, caring, humble artist who made a difference in our world. Her smile always brightened my day.

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Glenna's mother, Pearl

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