Glendyn Curtis


Glendyn Curtis, 97, of Greenwood (formerly of Martinsville) passed from this earthly life on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at her home in Greenwood. She was born on October 6, 1920 in Martinsville to the late August N. and Nettie (Griffin) Youngen.

Glendyn grew up in Martinsville and graduated from Martinsville High School with the class of 1938. She worked as a customer service representative for the Indiana Bell Telephone Company in Martinsville for 25 years before her retirement in 1975. She married the love of her life, Luther Y. Curtis, on May 30, 1941; He preceded her in death on November 3, 1993. For many years, Glendyn and Luther resided in Woodcrest in Martinsville and also enjoyed 18 years of “snowbirding” in Florida.

She was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church, once serving on the board of deacons. She was a life member of Indiana Bell Pioneers. Additionally, she had been a member of Kappa Kappa Sigma and the Hospital Guild. She also volunteered for Meals on Wheels. In her spare time, she enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, eating out with friends and sunning on her Floridian lanai.

Glendyn will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her friends and family including her daughter, Karen (husband, David) Wilkerson of Greenwood; grandchildren, Nathan Wilkerson of Zionsville and Natalee Cooney of New York; nieces, Diane Abbott and Valarie Abbott and nephew, Duane (wife, Robin) Abbott of Michigan, and nephew, Randy (wife, Cindy) Curtis of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, August and Nettie Youngen; husband, Luther Y. Curtis; son, Gary Curtis; sisters, Fern Bales and Margaret Abbott; and brother, Forest Youngen.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Neal & Summers Funeral and Cremation Center in Martinsville. There will be a service celebrating her life at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in Martinsville with an hour of visitation prior. She will be laid to rest alongside her late husband in Greenlawn Cemetery in Martinsville. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the First Presbyterian Church of Martinsville in memory of Glendyn.

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