Helen Sommer Glenn

October 29, 1922February 8, 2021

"Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness." -Proverbs 31:25-26. You cannot begin to describe Helen Glenn without first evoking the word of God because she was a mighty woman of God, filled with wisdom and kindness and a beautiful love for Jesus that many aspire to, but few ever achieve. Helen had many nicknames given to her during her 98 years on this earth; Gorgey, Hannie, but her favorite was Grammie.

Helen Jeanne Sommer Glenn was born to Arville and Edith Sommer on October 29, 1922, amongst the rolling hills and rich farmlands of Southside, West Virginia. She grew up on her beloved family farm with her siblings Wilmarose Sebrell, J.E. Sommer, George Charles Sommer, Arville Edward Sommer Jr., and Anna Belle Suerken. On August 2, 1941, Helen married her high school sweetheart, Talmage "Sam" "Poppy" Glenn and with him she raised four beautiful children Cyndee, Sam, Mark, and Luke. She earned a master's degree in education and devoted her life to enriching the lives of every child who had the pleasure of being her student. In addition, she was a member of many professional teachers' organizations. As an assistant principal at Imperial Estates Elementary School, she continued to better the lives of every child in her sphere of influence, until she retired in the 1980's.

Helen loved music and played the piano and sang in her church choir. Throughout her life she was well known in whatever community she lived in by her never-ending commitment to serving God and in turn caring for others. She also loved nature and you could often find her exploring the yard looking for interesting flora and fauna to collect exclaiming, "Nature is the best thing in the whole wide world to be entertained by! Nature is God made!"

Her name cannot be mentioned without smiles and warm memories for all who knew her and had the joy of experiencing her influence over their lives. Ever dedicated to her family, Helen hosted every holiday gathering, with her famous rolls being the main attraction of every special meal. She loved to go shopping with her family and friends, always looked forward to long lunches and lazy afternoons working puzzles with anyone who would stop by for a visit.

Helen lived a long happy life, witnessing the Great Depression, a World War, and a new millennium and through it all, her spirit remained bright, kind, and never wavered from the truth of God and His word. She always had her bible open and never tired of learning and always ready to have a conversation about Jesus, who was truly the love of her life.

On Monday, February 8, 2021 Helen Glenn fell asleep on her couch and peacefully drifted into heaven, surrounded by a house full of photographs and memories of a life well lived. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Talmage (Sam) and daughter Cyndee. She is survived by her three sons, Sam (wife Tracy), Mark (wife Marilou), and Luke (wife Kimberly). One of her greatest earthly loves was her grandchildren; April Jeanne de Luis, Lync Price, Nathan Glenn, Helen "Hannie" Glenn, Garnet Rose Glenn, Mark Glenn Jr., and great grandchildren, Elijah Ziegler, Madeline Skye Parris, Emmy Carroll, Carolyn Glenn, with two more due this year from Nathan and Mark Jr. She is also survived by one sister, Anna Belle Suerken of Plain City, Ohio along with many nieces, nephews, and extended family who loved her dearly.

There will be no public viewing or service. Private services will be held for the family at a later date. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made instead to your local Veterans Association.


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Ginny (Virginia) Glenn

February 10, 2021

I always admired Helen. I wanted to be just like her.
GOD I called for her and she was ready .Amen

Barbara Bond

February 10, 2021

Grammie, hosted our daughter Michalla, when she came to meet and get to spend time with Mark Jr. When they was dating. We enjoyed and will cherish every conversation we got to have with her. She was a beautiful lady and just a wonderful person to get to know. She was very passionate about the Lord, and her family and wanted to know everything she could about us and who we were, She is truly going to be missed!! Praying for you all!!

Skye Parris

February 10, 2021

Going out to eat with Grammie was always an adventure. We would sit and listen to her tell stories about her amazing life, and all her crazy memories with Poppy.

April de Luis

February 10, 2021

I will never forget the sound of your voice rocking me, rocking my children singing your famous lullaby bye-o baby bye. I still feel your hand in mine, oh how I loved holding your hand. I will cherish the long summers we spent in your later years, watching the girls splash around in the front yard in whatever incantation of a water park you would have Mark erect prior to our arrival. I will cherish the moments at the river during my own childhood summers having picnics at the river....riding bikes....making winning science projects by torturing worms and innocent potatoes. You are the most precious gift God ever gifted to me in my life...for 47 years I had you and I am so lucky and grateful for every one of them, grateful for that special bond we had, the special conversations we shared...every moment a special gift. I love you and already miss you so much it feels like my heart will never be the same.