Glenna L. Haswell, 82, of Strasburg passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at the Hennis Care Centre in Bolivar.
She was born in Dover on August 19, 1941 and was the daughter of the late Glenn and Pauline Levengood Black. Glenna grew up with a strong desire to become a teacher, a dream she pursued with unwavering determination. After graduating from Strasburg High School in 1959, Glenna went on to earn her bachelor's degree from Muskingum College in 1963. She began her teaching journey at Fairless Schools from 1963 until 1968. However, her teaching journey continued when she joined Strasburg Schools as a Kindergarten teacher from 1974 until her retirement in 2003. Glenna's passion for teaching made her an exceptional educator who touched the lives of numerous students throughout the years.
Beyond the classroom, Glenna had a diverse range of interests and hobbies that brought joy into her life. She loved exploring new destinations and cherished spending four decades on the Outer Banks with her dear friend Nancy McKinley Dunbar and their families. Glenna also shared unforgettable memories while embarking on various cruises alongside her husband Nick, and her brother Bob and his wife Suzanne.
She was a life member of St. John United Church of Christ in Strasburg. Actively involved in church activities, she served as a Sunday school teacher and lent her expertise as a member of the Board of Christian Education. Above all, Glenna cherished her family and found great joy spending time with her loved ones. She leaves behind her husband, Ronald "Nick" Haswell; children, Heather (Gary) Spinell of Strasburg and Allison (Scott) Domer of Jackson Township; brother, Bob (Suzanne) Black of Strasburg; grandchildren, Mitchell and Brooke Spinell, and Lauren, Sean, and Collin Domer. Glenna's love for her family knew no bounds, and she was especially proud of her children and grandchildren, and enjoyed attending their sporting events and dance recitals.
Cremation has been entrusted to the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Strasburg. A service celebrating Glenna's life will be held on Saturday, November 11th starting at 4:00 pm in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Strasburg with Pastor Jason Rissler officiating. The family will be greeting friends on Saturday at the funeral home from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Strasburg Athletic Department, or the Tiger Foundation at 140 North Bodmer Ave., Strasburg, Ohio 44680. Also, St. John United Church of Christ at 516 North Wooster Ave., Strasburg, Ohio 44680.