George Berry Glenn


George Berry Glenn, 97, of Vincennes, Ind. passed away Sunday March 13, 2011 at Colonial Assisted Living Center in Vincennes. He was born April 1, 1919 in Knox County, Ind. to the late Elmer and Martha Ella (Frazier) Glenn.

He was a long time school teacher and Superintendent of Schools. He began his teaching career at Purcell Station, a one room school in Knox County. He then taught at several schools in Indiana including Decker and Butler. He then became a principal for schools in Mt. Comfort, Jackson Central in Arcadia, Oaktown and Charlottesville where he became the superintendent for the Eastern Hancock School Corporation. He retired from teaching in 1974 to become the Assistant Director of Finance for the Indiana Department of Education until his retirement in 1978. He then spent his retirement years engaged in farming in Knox County. He was a member of the Decker Chapel United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Oaktown Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by a son, Dale (Teresa) Glenn of Bloomington; 3 grandchildren, Darin (Megan) Glenn, Shannon Glenn and Kevin Glenn and 2 great grandchildren, Nola and Jasper Glenn. George was also blessed with 2 step grandchildren, David and Kate (Kevin Duneman) Glenn and a step granddaughter, Coco Duneman.

George was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nola; a son, Joe Berry Glenn; 2 brothers, Edward and Robert Glenn and 3 sisters, Eulala Dunn, Abilene Carter and Mary Nash.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday March 22, 2011 at Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home, 505 Main Street, Vincennes with the Rev. Evelyn Owens and the Rev. John Dunn officiating. Following the service, he will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery next to Nola. Friends may visit and share memories with the family from 4 until 8 p.m.on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Decker Chapel United Methodist Church with envelopes available at the funeral home. Friends and family may post online condolences and light a virtual candle in George's memory at the funeral home's website: