Ohio Gov. DeWine comments on coronavirus-related death of Annie Glenn; orders flags to be lowered in her honor

Ohio Gov. DeWine comments on coronavirus-related death of Annie Glenn; orders flags to be lowered in her honor
Annie Glenn and her husband John Glenn on his 91st birthday on July 18, 2012. John died at age 95 on Dec. 8, 2016. (Source: johnglennhome.org)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Annie Glenn, the widow of astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn, died Tuesday of complications from the coronavirus.

She was 100.

Glenn died at a nursing home near St. Paul, Minnesota, said Hank Wilson, a spokesman for the Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a statement on the death of Glenn, stating that she was one of the most beloved Ohio natives, and one couldn’t imagine John Glenn without Annie Glenn.

"It is impossible to imagine John Glenn without Annie and Annie without John. They grew up together, and their life-long love story was inspiring to us all," said Governor DeWine. "This is a very sad day for all Ohioans. Annie Glenn was certainly our most beloved Ohioan. She represented all that is good about our country."

To honor Glenn’s legacy, DeWine has ordered all Ohio State flags and American flags to be flown at half-staff.

A virtual memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 11 a.m.

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