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.