The Edmond Sun

September 26, 2012

Betty Ethel Glenn


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND —     Betty Ethel Glenn, 80, of Edmond, Okla., passed away quietly Tuesday, September 25, 2012. She was born December 5, 1931 in Grenola, Kan. to Earl and Jessie Bassham.

    Betty married Ralph Glenn on October 6, 1947, and they resided in Ellinwood, Kan. for 28 years. Betty was a homemaker for most of her life. She spent many years in volunteer service with the southern Baptist convention at the Glorieta Baptist Conference Center in New Mexico, the Baptist Seminary in Ruschelcon, Switzerland, the Valley Baptist Retreat in Mission, Texas and in Honolulu, Lihue, Waianae, and Eleele, Hawaii.

    In recent years, she resided in Edmond where she was an active member at the Highland Park Baptist Church for the last 16 years. Betty was an avid Oklahoma sports fan, and developed a love for college athletics later in life.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph.

    She is survived by three daughters, Donna Bertsch of Sanger, Texas, Jackie Sharpe and husband Bruce of Tulsa, Okla., Lesa Hale and husband Ken of Norman, Okla.; and one son, Stephen and wife Lisa of Garden City, Kan.; as well as foster daughter, Hae Won Souza of Calabasas, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Louise Stanley and Wilma Jean McClanahan.

    A memorial service for Betty will be 4 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Highland Park Baptist Church, Edmond.