Faith Natalie Glenwood Wynne

September 22, 1921January 23, 2018

Faith Wynne, 96, of Franklin died at home surrounded by her children on January 23, 2018.

Faith Natalie Glenwood was born September 22, 1921 in Hudson, NY. The eldest daughter of the John B. and Florence (Wandel) Glenwood, Faith moved with her family to many villages throughout the Hudson Valley where her father, a United Methodist pastor, served local churches. In June 1939 Faith graduated from Kingston High School with honors and with excellence in Latin. She was a charter member of the Kingston High School National Honor Society. Faith attended Taylor University in Upland, Indiana with an academic scholarship, graduating cum laude with a B.A. in language in 1943. She married Gene F Black, who was a United Methodist pastor, on August 6, 1944 and together they had two children. She was predeceased by her husband on November 19, 1970 and then worked for Delaware County Social Services as a protective case worker and later was employed by The Hospital in Sydney as a social worker. On October 8, 1977 she married Alfred C. Wynne of Ridgewood, New Jersey. She lived in New Jersey and Manhattan until Alfred’s death in June 1981 at which time she returned to her home in Franklin and cared for her father until his death in 1988.

Faith was a life-long United Methodist who in recent years attended the Aldrich Baptist Church. She was a member of the Onesipherai reading club for fifty years, an avid reader, and enjoyed travel, cooking, baking (especially pie and chocolate chip cookies) and knitting. She played the piano and accompanied her first husband, her daughter and a number of children’s choirs in the churches she attended over the years.

She is survived by her children, Gregory Francis Black and wife, Frances, of Evansville, Indiana and Elizabeth Jane (Betsy) Ott of Mahopac, NY and her husband, Gary, five grandchildren, Lisa Black Zaleski, Erin Black and Amy Black, Gene (Erin) Ott and Emily (Marcel) Galang, as well as, eight great-grandchildren, Noah and Delia Zaleski, Anya and Ella Black-Andrade, Isaac and Amelia Ott, and Josephina and MacArthur Galang. Faith is also survived by her sister, Gwendolyn Jones of Oneonta NY and her brother-in-law Lauren Black of Bloomington, Indiana as well as a nephew, several nieces and their children and grandchildren.

A Funeral Service of Death and Resurrection will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Franklin United Methodist Church, Main Street, Franklin. Calling hours are Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 3-6 p.m. at the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, 425 Main Street, Franklin.

The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin United Methodist Church, 475 Main St, Franklin, NY 13775 or the Aldrich Baptist Church, PO Box 174, Franklin, NY 13775. Online condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.


  • Calling Hours Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Service of Death and Resurrection Friday, January 26, 2018

Faith Natalie Glenwood Wynne

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Joan Stilson

January 30, 2018

Betsy & Family,
Thinking of you and your family as you go this this time of grief. You will all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Joan C. Stilson

Donna & John Marchionni

January 30, 2018

We're so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful life.
Welcome home, good and faithful servant.

Kevin Cook

January 27, 2018

Prayers and my sympathy to the family of Mrs Wynn. I have fond memories of walking to the Glenwood's home on Center Street after school to help them with their yard chores. I was always met on the porch with smiles and treated like family. God Bless you, Mrs Wynn.

Anne Leavey

January 26, 2018

Betsy & Family,
Grieving for your loss, celebrating her arrival.... What a legacy she has left behind, so many lives touched and forever changed by sharing part of their journey with her. My life was truly enriched and blessed by both her and your Dad.

January 26, 2018

A life well-lived, and an example set for the rest of us. I am awed by Faith's life. May you be comforted by your memories of her. Best, Karen Longwell, Music Director Yorktown United Methodist Church

January 26, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Kevin and Ellie Runyon

wendi vicari

January 25, 2018

Gene, we are so sorry for you and your families loss of a beautiful woman. We always loved the stories that you shared about her at church. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. All our love.
Wendi, Nick and Anthony Vicari and Jeff Bange

January 25, 2018

Dear Betsy, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all the family. May God surround you with peace and comfort. Vicky Annin

Linda Lee Stein

January 25, 2018

Betsy and Gene, I am keeping all of you in my prayers during this time. May the peace of God surround you all, as you celebrate a life well lived. May the memories of love support you through this difficult time.

Leeann Coffin

January 25, 2018

Dear Betsy,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. I felt like I knew her after hearing and looking forward to stories of her apple tree that you so beautifully spoke of. May God be with you all.
Leeann Coffin
Katonah United Methodist Church