Senator Schaffer Issues Statement on Passing of Annie Glenn
May 19, 2020
COLUMBUS - State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) has issued the following statement on the passing of Annie Glenn at age 100:
“This is a sad day for the State of Ohio. We lost a great individual in Annie and my thoughts and prayers are with the Glenn family during this difficult time. She was a member of the Greatest Generation and was an inspiration and advocate for those with communication disabilities.
Annie and her late husband John gave the majority of their lives to public service and have represented Muskingum County and the State of Ohio with honor and distinction on the national stage. Annie will truly be missed and will leave behind a legacy worthy of admiration.”
Annie Castor Glenn was a graduate of then Muskingum College in 1942 with a major in Music. She went on to marry her husband and high school sweetheart John Glenn in 1943 and had two children, David and Lyn. Annie received national recognition for her work with individuals with communicative disorders in 1983 by receiving the first national award from the American Speech and Hearing Association. The National Association for Hearing and Speech Action created an annual award in her name starting in 1987.