Mary E. 'Betty' (nee Nearey) Glenn, 79, died Oct. 27, 2011 at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland.
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Mrs. Glenn was born in Upper Darby, and lived in Colwyn and Collingdale before moving to Ridley Park in 1954.Mrs. Glenn was a 1949 graduate of Notre Dame, Moylan. Before raising a family she worked for Fitzgerald-Mercy Hospital and the Philadelphia Electric Company.
Mrs. Glenn was a volunteer on the Ridley Park Youth Aid Panel since 1998, and the Ridley Park Planning Commission since 2004. In years past, she has served as a volunteer with the Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, former Ridley Park Boys Club, homeroom mother, Treasure of Leedom PTA, board mother at Ridley South, Board of RAMP (Ridley Association of Music Parents) at Ridley High School, Lakeview Elementary School and Taylor Hospital.She was a member of PA State Fireman's Assoc. Aux., Del Co Fireman's Ladies Aux., past president, secretary, treasurer and current director of Ridley Park Fire Co. Aux. She became a life member in 2005 and was presented with a 50 years of service award in 2007. She was a member of St Madeline Church, Ridley Park.
She was married to the late Robert J. Glenn in 1951. Two sisters, Barbara Nearey and Phyllis McLernon predeceased her.
Survivors: Loving mother of two sons, Robert W. (Peggy) Glenn of Norwood and James P. (Sheila) Glenn of Ridley Park; two daughters, JoAnn P. Glenn of Dover, Del., and Susan M. (Dan) Eastman of Norwood; seven grandchildren, Theresa Glenn, Katie Lewin, Elizabeth Glenn, Patrick Glenn, Alex Kime, Robert G. Glenn and Jake Lewin; half sister, Kathleen McAnniffe of Collingdale; half brother, Philip Lydon of Upper Darby; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Relatives and friends are invited to Betty's Life Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 8-9:15 a.m. at James F. Knoetgen of Morton, 746 Kedron Ave (Rt. 420).
Service: Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. in St Madeline R.C. Church, Ridley Park.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty's memory may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or to Autism Society, 4340 East-West Hwy., Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814
To share your fondest memories of Betty, please visit www.lifecelebration.com, 1-800-GIVNISH.
Published in Daily Times on October 31, 2011