On Apr. 21, 1926, a beautiful soul was born. Glenna Mae Hughes entered this world just as everyone else did, screaming! On Nov. 22, 2016, she left us quietly. The mark she left on so many in between is indelible.
Miss Hughes was preceded in death by her parents and her only sister, Ruby Frances Rudd. Though she never married, Glenna is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. One such cousin, Jim Hughes and his wife Debbie lovingly cared for her in her last years and were at her side at the end.
She was born in Live Oak, lived much of her life in Live Oak and died in Live Oak. It was home to her and she truly loved the town and the people. Glenna was a beautiful woman, inside and out. Her photo albums portray an impish, playful person who loved life and loved people.
Her loving disposition led her to become a registered nurse with a focus was on neonatal patients. Glenna also had an undying love and devotion to God. Her faith led her to sing with the Gospel Messengers for a number of years and to work on many missionary trips to Mexico.
Glenna was instrumental in developing a nursing program at the Suwannee-Hamilton Vo-Tech School that resulted in many applicants becoming licensed practical nurses. She was the first LPN instructor there and nurses today still benefit from her input into this program. Teaching at the University of Florida made her a lifelong Gator. She enjoyed passing on the professional skills she had learned as a nurse but also the life skills of empathy and caring she felt were vital to being successful as a nurse and a person. The lives she touched were immeasurable.
For the last 20 years of her life, she lived at Advent Christian Village, first in Carter House and then, during the last year of her life, in assisted living and the nursing home at Good Samaritan Center. Her greatest joys during that year were visits she received from friends and family.
Glenna will be loved and missed for many years to come. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at Daniels Funeral Home and followed by interment at Live Oak Cemetery. A viewing and visitation of friends and family will precede the service at noon.
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Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory of Live Oak and Branford, FL is in charge of all arrangements.
Published on November 28, 2016