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Donald E. "Gene" Glass

May 11, 1934 December 31, 2018
Donald E. "Gene" Glass
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ALEXANDRIA, IN- Donald E. “Gene” Glass, 84, Alexandria passed away on December 31, 2018 at the Alexandria Care Center in Alexandria following an extended illness.

He was born on May 11, 1934 in Delaware County to Clayton and Hazel (Sims) Glass and has lived in rural Gaston for most of his lifetime. He attended Harrison School. Gene was a farmer and helped his father raising cows and taking care of the crops. He loved riding horses and showing his ability to shoot small targets that he would set up. Gene met his one true love, Rosella Hollingsworth at the Gaston skating rink. They married on June 22, 1953 and he laid Rosie to rest on February 2, 2007 after 53 years of marriage. He had worked at Butterfields Canning Factory, then later worked at Delco-Remy formerly of Anderson for 33 years. He attended the Alexandria First Baptist Church. Gene loved to tease and laugh with family and friends, He always looked forward to going to The Mill Restaurant in Gaston on Fridays with his brother Jerry and visit with their friends.

Survivors:
Son-Stephen (Diana) Glass-Yorktown
2 Grandchildren-Jan Glass (Fiancé-Shaun Emrick)-Gaston, Jeff Glass-Alexandria
5 Great-Grandchildren-Natasha (Ryan) Wilson-Pennville, Joshua Ruddick, Jacob Ruddick and Luke Ruddick all of Gaston, Nathan Dalrymple-Portland
Great-great grandson-Ethan Wilson
Great-great granddaughters-Ella and Eevie Wilson
Brother-Jerry (Jane) Glass-Alexandria
Sisters in-law-Joyce Butcher-Summitville, Loretta (Keith) Dow-Alexandria
Brothers-in-law-Leon (Marjorie) Hollingsworth-Anderson, Dennis (Grace) Hollingsworth-Fairmount
Several nieces, nephew and cousins

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife-Rosella Jean Glass in 2007, Granddaughter-Julie Key Dalrymple and other extended family..

Services honoring Gene’s life and legacy will take place at 11 am on Saturday, January 5, 2019 in the Owens Funeral Home, 412 North Harrison Street, Alexandria with Pastor Michael Deutsch officiating. Interment will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Muncie. Friends may call at the Owens Funeral Home after 10 am on Saturday prior to the services.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation through the funeral home.

Owens Funeral Home is honored to care for Gene and serve the Glass family.


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Visitation

Saturday

5

Jan

10:00 AM 1/5/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
Owens Funeral Home

412 N Harrison St.
Alexandria, IN 46001

Owens Funeral Home
412 N Harrison St. Alexandria 46001 IN
United States

Service

Saturday

5

Jan

11:00 AM 1/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
Owens Funeral Home

412 N Harrison St.
Alexandria, IN 46001

Owens Funeral Home
412 N Harrison St. Alexandria 46001 IN
United States

Cemetery

Saturday

5

Jan

12:00 PM 1/5/2019 12:00:00 PM
Gardens of Memory Cemetery

10703 N Old State Road 3
Muncie, IN 47303

Gardens of Memory Cemetery
10703 N Old State Road 3 Muncie 47303 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Foundation

322 8th Ave, 7th Flood
New York, NY 10001
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