Annie Glenn

Annie Glenn

Original Name Anna Margaret Castor
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Death 19 May 2020 (aged 100)
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 35, Grave 1543
Memorial ID 173724718 · View Source
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Social Reformer. She was the wife of former American astronaut and Senator John Glenn. Castor and Glenn grew up together in Ohio where they also went to high school together. After high school Anna attended college at Muskingum College where she graduated in 1942. She received a scholarship from Juilliard School, but chose to remain in Ohio with John. They were married on April 6, 1943 and remained married for 73 years and 8 months and had 2 children. During her life she was an advocate for people with disabilities and communication disorders. Some of the awards and honors she received were in 1983 the American Speech and Hearing Association, National Stuttering Association Hall of Fame in 2004, Ohio State awarded her an honorary Doctorate of Public Service in 2009 and the National Association for Hearing and Speech Action in 1987 even named an annual award after her, the Annie Glenn Award . She was also portrayed in two full feature movies "The Right Stuff" in 1983 and "The Astronaut Wives Club" in 2015. She died at a nursing home near family in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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