Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC


Glenna Mae (Schell) Pope

June 5, 1925June 30, 2020

Glenna Mae Schell Pope, age 95, of Claremont, NC, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. She was born June 5, 1925, in Catawba County, the daughter of the late Charles E. Schell and Lizzie Parker Schell.

In addition to her parents, Glenna was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Eugene Pope; sons, Tony A. Pope and Charles E. Pope; brothers, Everette Schell, Clifford L. Schell, Charles Ray Schell; sisters, Annie Schell Shook, Willie Schell Killian, and Mary Elizabeth Shull; step-mother-in-law, Ruth S. Pope; sister-in-law, Maggie P. Korn; grandson-in-law, David Simmons; and step-great-grandson, Alec Sigmon.

Glenna was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church as a child, and then St. Mark’s Lutheran Church as an adult. She was an active member of the Women of the Church, the Altar Guild, sang in the choir, and was an active community voluneteer. Glenna read her Bible every day and dedicated her life to caring for her family and community.

Those left to cherish her memory are daughters-in-law, Patty Pope and Connie Pope; grandchildren, Melissa Pope and wife, Amy, John R. Pope, Michael E. Pope and wife Christy, Tina P. Simmons; great-grandchildren, Micaela Pope, Sarah Simmons and Daniel Simmons; step-great-grandchildren, Jessica and Julia Sigmon; god-daughter, Leigh Sigmon; many beloved nieces and nephews and her dear friend, Maebelle Sigmon.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Cemetery in Claremont with Rev. Gary Haddock of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Pope family at www.drumfh-conover.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: St. Mark Lutheran Church, Pre-School, PO Box 550, Claremont, NC 28610

The Pope family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, July 4, 2020


Glenna Mae (Schell) Pope

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Terri Gadd

July 3, 2020

I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you..

Terri, Scott and Morgan Gadd

marion beshears

July 2, 2020

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to all of Glenna's family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. Marion Beshears


July 2, 2020

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Glenna for whom I am sure will miss her greatly. She was a grand lady of great character and possessed a lovely sense of humor. I am blessed and honored to have known her.
Without a doubt, Heaven has a gained a beautiful new angel.

Janet Rogers

July 1, 2020

Glenna Mae was such as sweet and special person and her strength and faith shined brightly for all who had the privilege of knowing her. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.


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