Ida “Bea” Glenn

May 4, 1912 - February 27, 2012


Visitation: Visitation with family present will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Celebration of life services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at Canton United Methodist Church Canton, SD with burial to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Bea Glenn, a life long resident of Canton, South Dakota, died Monday the 27th of February at Sogge Good Samaritan Center in Windom, Minnesota.

            Bea was born May 4, 1912 in Canton, to Ernest and Ida Edwards. Bea was united in marriage to Virgil Glenn in 1941.  Virgil died in 1977.

She worked at the Harold Bogue Law Office, Lincoln County Title Company and was named Secretary/Treasurer of First Federal Savings and Loan of Canton until retirement.

She was an amazing woman and her faith, family, friends and community were very important to her.  She loved life and loved people.

She was a civic leader in Canton with many contributions to the Senior Citizen’s Center, the Good Samaritan Center, VFW, American Legion, Canton- Inwood Hospital and Canton United Methodist Church.  She became a cheerleader with Pat Rudolph to get sponsorship by the Canton Senior Citizen’s Center to fund a bus to answer the transportation needs of the Canton Community. She recognized the importance of volunteering from her mother through her work with the VA Hospital and when her husband was a resident of the nursing home. She volunteered at the nursing home, Assisted Living and hospital. She knitted more than 50 baby blankets for Project Linus or newborn babies born at Canton-Inwood Hospital.

Bea received  numerous awards:  Hospital Auxilian of the Year – State of South Dakota; Past  President –  Canton Senior Citizen Center, Canton- Inwood Hospital Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Auxiliary and was elected as the First President of Good Samaritan Center Auxiliary.

She is survived by her four children: Virginia Wintemute, Rapid City, SD, Harlan (Gail) Glenn, Windom, MN, Jim (Flo) Glenn, Granby, CO, and Donna (Charlie) Honold, Davenport, IA; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren with one on the way. Bea is also survived by nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law: Olive Edwards, Canton, and Loretta Glenn, Milan, TN.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil, her brother, John “Bud” Edwards, her parents, and several brothers and sisters in law.

Celebration of life services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at Canton United Methodist Church Canton, SD with burial to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.   Visitation with family present will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.    Condolences can be left at our website and at a site set up by Bea’s son at www.grandcountymortuary.com.

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26 condolences have been left

  1. Donna,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family have my deepest condolences.

    Dennis Pedersen

  2. We are gone this week and are so sorry we cannot be a part of Bea’s Celebration of Life.
    I have such wonderful memories of Bea – everything from Circle, to UMW, to knitting and crocheting. She was always such a ray of sunshine, always so positive, and such an example of being young at heart. I was so blessed to have her as my friend! Our deepest sympathy to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Lynette Hardy

  3. Donna and Family,
    I have such fond memories of Bea. Always smiling, always doing things and going places. I will keep all of you in my prayers as you celebrate Bea’s Life.

  4. Sincere sympathy to Bea’s family. Bea will be missed by many. She was a really neat lady !

  5. Donna,

    Our condolences and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    All youtr friends and associates with Scott County Conservation,

  6. To Harlan, Jim and Donna – Our condolence to you and your families during this time – you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Just remember death leaves a heartache no one can heal but love leaves a memory no one can steal.

  7. Donna,
    Sorry to hear about your loss, may she rest in peace. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    LeRoyand Rachelle Kunde

  8. Virginia, Harlan, Jim, and Donna—-We are sorry for the loss of Bea. We know she loved you all very much, and you will miss her greatly. We will remember Bea as a woman of great character.

    Dale and Marlene Wintemute

  9. We were so sad to hear of Bea’s passing, but what a wonderful life she lived! Glenann will always think of her as my “Sunday School and Bible School Mom”. She was always so loving and cheerful and I will always remember her with a smile on her face! Deepest condolences to her family. I know how much you will miss her, but be very proud of all the positive influence she had on so many “friendly citizens” of Canton, SD!!

  10. I am sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. She was such a community pillar for so many years and a blessing to so many people. Celebrate all that she meant to you and so many others. She was a Grand Lady. I have you in my special thoughts and prayers.
    Barb Roe

  11. Dear Donna and Family – sounds like your Mom lived a long life filled with lots of love for her family and service to her community. You were so lucky to have her with you for so long. I am sorry for your loss. Sandy Schlorf – Genesis

  12. Donna,

    I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. After reading her obituary, I could tell that she certaintly had a zest for life 🙂 What a wonderful long life she lived.
    We are thinking of you and your family during this time.

  13. Donna- So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, I am sure you will greatly miss her. I notice she was born in 1912, what a wonderful life she must have lived with so many experiences.
    Please know my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Tammy

  14. Donna,
    Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts.
    Mike

  15. Ginger and family, we are sending our thoughts and prayers to you after hearing about Bea’s death. I have such wonderful memories of her as we were kids in the neighborhood. She was such a bright and positive woman. 99 wonderful years – how amazing. Enjoy sharing memories and God’s love to help you at this time.

  16. Donna,

    Charlie & I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. 99 years is quite an accomplishment but I know it doesn’t matter how old they are, the hurt and loss is the same. She was such a nice person.
    May God’s grace be a blessing to all of you during this time of loss. Please lt us know if there is anything we can do for you. Love you.

  17. Our deepest sympathy to the “Glenn” family on the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. 99 years of life is such an accomplishment but no matter what the age is, the loss and sadness is no less. May God’s grace be a blessing to all of you during this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Donna, please let us know if there is anything at all we can be of help with. We love you.

  18. Dear Ginger and all,
    I am so sorry your Mom/Grandma didn’t make it to 100. She was such a dear lady. I remember when you and Jamey (I think) brought her out to our Class Reunion. I think that was 2005 or earlier. She remembered me and we had a nice visit. It is tough to lose your mom at any age but 99 is really something. We all had a lot of fun at your house Ginger… I remember playing at your house and the admonition “Don’t tell what is in the bedroom! My sincere sympathy to you in your loss of Mom and Grandma.
    Sandy (Eaton) Snell

  19. Ginger,

    You have my sincerest sympathies in the loss of your Mother. I’m thinking of you and I have many happy memories of your family. May the Lord be with you at this time and always.

    Sincerely, Jan

  20. Ginger,

    You have my sincerest sympathies in the loss of your Mother. I’m thinking of you and remembering many good times. May the Lord be with you.

    Sincerely, Jan

  21. Blessings to you and yours during this time of celebration of life, as you so touchingly state. My deepest condolences at this loss. It is good to know that there are those, like Bea, who so positively touch us in ways we will carry and be inspired by forever. Chris Battell

  22. Hi Donna,
    I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and your family. I am sorry for your loss and that you are hurting right now. Just remember that you are loved so much by your friends and family. I know your mama was a great lady becuase you certainly are!!!

    Love,
    Julie, Ron and boys

  23. To all the Glenn Family, our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. We have been blessed to have known your family and have many fond memories of our times together at DWU. Wow, 99 years, what a blessing to have been able to have shared so many years with your mother! Cherish all those memories and fun times together. Know you are in our prayers, Jerry and Glad Hall

  24. Dear Donna and family,
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. These are never easy times.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Take care.
    Pat Nolan
    Davenport, Iowa

  25. Ginger,
    I am saddened to hear about your mother. I remember visits to your home and the warm welcome I always received. You are blessed to have shared her life these many years.

  26. I’m so sorry for your loss. It doesn’t matter how long or how little the time that we have them, it is never long enough. Bea was a mother to all who knew her. She will be missed by many.