Annie Glenn 1920-2020


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Annie Glenn, the widow of astronaut and US Senator John Glenn, has died.

The Ohio State University confirmed that Annie died Tuesday at a nursing home in Minnesota from complications of COVID-19. She was 100 years old.

Annie and John were married for 73 years upon John's death in 2016. Annie was an advocate for those with communication disorders, after overcoming her own stutter.

Her career in advocacy for those with communication disorders included service on the advisory boards of numerous child abuse and speech and hearing organizations. The Annie Glenn Award was created to honor individuals who overcome a communication disorder.

In 2009, Glenn received an honorary doctorate of public service from Ohio State, where she served as an adjunct professor of speech pathology in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science. The department bestows an Annie Glenn Leadership Award annually.

Annie is survived by her two children.