Duriene Duncan Glenn 1933 – 2018
A beautiful, kind, full of inner-strength, southern belle named Duriene Duncan Glenn, just shy of her 85th birthday, went to meet her Lord and Savior face to face on July 24, 2018. Born on August 12, 1933, the 4th of 6 children, to Everett and Tessie (Murphy) Duncan in Moultrie, Georgia, God designed her life to be tailor-made for Christian ministry and homemaking. Her heart was dedicated to church and family. After high school, she attended Business College and soon thereafter met her forever sweetheart, Collins Glenn. Monday, July 23rd, completed 64 years of marriage.
Duriene was an elementary Sunday School teacher for years. She was a pianist for her husband’s early church plants. Flowers, décor, and decorating were her passion. She was constantly engaged in preparing décor for church fellowships, holidays, special occasions, weddings, and women’s conferences. She was a director for the Indiana Fundamental Baptist Ladies Fellowship. Duriene was gifted at meeting strangers, and she made lasting friendships that never faded from her memory.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories a husband, Dr. Collins Glenn, who claims her as his most valuable asset. Often she accompanied him on gospel mission trips abroad, preaching assignments, and Bible Land tours. He describes her influence on his ministry as the “the wind beneath his wings.” Also a daughter, Anita (Mike) Dunn; a son, Pastor Randall (Kristalina) Glenn; 7 grandchildren: Luke, Caleb, & Michaela (fiancé, Christian) Dunn and Dakota, Clayton (fiancé, Kirsten), Karsyn (Tyler) Knoblett, and Mya Grace Glenn; 3 brothers-in-law, and numerous other nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Duriene was dedicated to home, family, and motherhood. Being a Biblical mother was her goal. She instilled in her children a genuine reverence for God, His church, and country, which God honored her prayers and efforts.
Duriene’s joys and triumphs stand out like mountain peaks to inspire and encourage and guide followers as she moves on into the new experiences of eternity in heaven. She testified that the valley of shadows did not cause fear because Jesus Christ, her friend went through the valley 2,000 years ago and drove away all the gloom and promised that He would never leave nor forsake her.
One of her last wishes was that all her family and friends may have the same peace, joy, and assurance of salvation that come only through knowing the Lord Jesus Christ. Duriene bids us all farewell – not good bye – wishing that God’s perfect peace and love be our possession now and forever.
On Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Grace Baptist Church, a visitation will be held at 11:00 am until the funeral service begins at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory. Pastor Randall Glenn will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Haven of Hope Equestrian Youth Ministries, in care of Randall Glenn, 128 East 400 South, Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933. Online condolences may be made at www.parsonmortuary.com