Sarah Glenn

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Greer, SC

Sarah Frances Sanders Glenn, widow of Fred E. Glenn, went to be with her Lord March 22, 2023.

On April 25, 1925, Sarah was born to the late Irene Guest and Samuel Denard Sanders of Anderson, SC.

After completing her secondary education in Anderson schools, she attended Anderson College and then Furman University from which she received a BA degree in 1946. Upon college graduation, she began her teaching career at Greer Senior High School where she taught history and coached women’s basketball until 1951. During this time in Greer, she met and married Fred Glenn; and shortly thereafter, they moved to Jackson, SC for Fred to work with DuPont at the Savannah River Plant. Nearby Jackson schools needed teachers, so Sarah taught school there until returning to Greer in 1955. As she and Fred now had children, she did not teach again until 1968 when she began teaching English at Blue Ridge High School from which she retired in 1988. During her years at Blue Ridge, she taught senior English, served as senior advisor, and took her students on spring trips to Washington, DC. She loved teaching, encouraging her students, and rejoicing in their successes.

In addition to teaching, mother loved her church family. When she and Fred married, she became a member of Memorial United Methodist Church; and over the years, she served in numerous capacities: children’ s Sunday School teacher and superintendent; chaperone on youth trips; participant in mission trips; UMW, FLC planning committee; and Board of Trustees member. She shared her lifelong love of sports as coach of the Memorial women’s softball and basketball teams of which she had many great memories. Not only did Sarah enjoy sports throughout her life but also loved music. She learned to play the violin as a child and over the years played for church services, weddings, and family hymn singing.

Surviving are her son Dr. Robert F. Glenn and wife Martha; daughter Fredda G. Chariker (Edd d.); grandchildren, Dr. Sarah Ann Rogers (Chris), Frederick Chariker, Chris Chariker (Emily), Rachel Borem (Jake), Katherine Anderson (Matt), David Glenn (Christian); 11 great-grandchildren; and beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Sarah is predeceased by her three brothers, one sister, husband Fred, son Frank B. Glenn, and grandson Robert F. Glenn.

Visitation will be held 12:30-1:45 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2023, in the Memorial United Methodist Church sanctuary.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 North Main Street, Greer, SC 29650.

Online condolences may be made to

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