Elizabeth Mabel Binker Glock Hughes Ph.D.
Hughes, Elizabeth Mabel Binker Glock, Ph.D.,

died peacefully after a long illness with cancer on June 28, 2016 under Hosparus care at Regis Woods Care and Rehabilitation Center and was cremated.

Born Elizabeth Mabel Glock on August 6, 1946 in Pewee Valley Hospital, Oldham Co., Kentucky, she was immediately nicknamed Binker, a name she legally added later in life. She is survived by her only sibling Milton Frederick Valentine (Fred) Glock, Jr., and cousins from both sides of the family. She was predeceased by her parents Elizabeth Shackleton (Betty) Glock and Milton Frederick Valentine (Milt) Glock, Sr of both Sleepy Hollow and Middletown, KY. A 1963 graduate of Eastern High School in Middletown, KY, she obtained a B.A. from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, an M.A. from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. She lived most of her life near Atlanta, GA, was married to Steve Hughes for 20 years and divorced in 1991. A freelance writer, she wrote for many commercial clients and online magazines; leaving a body of unpublished fiction work. She loved music, speleology, taekwondo, travel, science fiction and particularly St. James Anglican Church in Sandy Springs, GA.

Her cremated remains will be interred in a family plot with an Anglican service at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY at 12:15 PM September 15, 2016; friends and relatives are welcome to assemble at the Grinstead Drive entrance before noon to be led to the gravesite.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. James Anglican Church (5975 Mitchell Road NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328) or Hosparus (3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, KY 40205).

Published by Courier-Journal on Aug. 18, 2016.
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Many years ago my brothers and I visited with my grandparents each summer in Sleepy Hollow.
As they lived next door to Fred and Binker, we often played with them. I remember they were a lot of fun to be around. I recall the family enjoyed nature and in fact Binker had a pet racoon. Fred owned a turtle as well as a snake.
I am very sorry she has passed on.

David Tildesley
david tildesley
May 25, 2019
A wonderful lady and comrade in SFnal arms. Rose-marie and I send our deepest regrets and best wishes to her family, and to the rest of the fannish community, who will miss this grand person forever.

Guy Lillian
Guy Lillian
December 9, 2016
I knew her from amateur writing. She was in the Southern Fandom Press Association, where we exchanged our own personal publications. Also, I corresponded with her by email. Twice, we actually met and, once, I spoke to her over the phone. Witty, intelligent and interesting are what sums her up. It was pity many of her ambitions never came to fruition. It was also a pity she was a less than a year younger than me when she died. Rest in peace.
Richard Dengrove
December 9, 2016
I remember Binker - and Fred- too from my days at Northwestern and appreciated knowing her. My condolences to her family. I'm sure she will be missed greatly.
Paula Massey - now of Champaign IL
October 15, 2016
I am one of the cousins mentioned in the obituary and so have known Binker all my life. Summer visits to our grandparents in Sleepy Hollow, holidays spent in Middletown. Binker was clever, mischievous, funny and smart beyond description. The family historian and archivist and a bit of a pack rat. The world is a much better place for her having been in it and lessened by her passing.

Requiesce in pace, dear cousin.
Russell Scott
August 19, 2016
I met Binker at UK when she was a graduate assistant teaching the symbolic logic class I was taking. We were both from Louisville and became friends. I so remember going to dinner at her parents house in Anchorage, Ky with all the taxidermy in the dining room. She never talked me into going wild caving but I have always enjoyed the more sedate show caves. We lost touch after she went to Georgia to continue her PhD studies. I enjoyed her friendship and was saddened to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family and friends.
Connie Gordon
August 18, 2016
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