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Myrna Jean Glennie was born on November 20, 1940, in Pisgah, Iowa to Clark “Jake” and Izetta (Chedester) Coyle. She grew up and attended school in Pisgah, Iowa graduating in 1958. After high school Myrna moved to Omaha where she worked and shared an apartment with other girls. On February 13, 1960, she was united in marriage to Gordon Glennie at the RLDS Church in Pisgah, Iowa. They settled on a little farm southwest of Pisgah and later moved to their farm in the Orson area. Throughout her life, Myrna embraced a variety of jobs with grace and enthusiasm while simultaneously raising her family and assisting with farm-life. Her work outside the home included the Harrison County courthouse, Pisgah School, both cafes in Pisgah, Perfection Form, and Eby drug in Logan. She later spent many years as the office receptionist for Dr. Walls and Dr. Henderson in Mondamin, Dr. Romano in Logan, and Dr. Howard in Pisgah. Her radiant smile and helpful nature will be remembered by many in the community.
Animals held a special place in Myrna's heart, especially dogs who became treasured companions. Throughout her life she had an immense passion for horses, riding in parades as a young girl, then later on trips throughout the Midwest and Great Plains with her husband and many trail-riding friends. A highlight for Myrna was riding a mule to carry mail down and back up the Grand Canyon. Myrna and Gordon also enjoyed dancing to their favorite local band. Cooking was not just a pastime for Myrna; it was an expression of love that she shared with her family and friends. Her specialties were making homemade noodles, rice krispie chicken, and baking numerous cookies and treats with her grandchildren--all while creating special memories. Music was also an integral part of Myrna's life. She shared her musical gifts by playing piano and organ for her church in Pisgah, leading music for Bible School, and enjoyed attending local programs, recitals, and concerts with her family. The beautiful Loess Hills surrounding the Glennie home were a special place of joy for Myrna where she hosted many Easter egg and Easter flower hunts for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Myrna passed away on July 30, 2023, at Azria Health Rose Vista in Woodbine, Iowa at the age of 82 years, eight months and 10 days.
Myrna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gordon; brother, Randy Coyle; and grandsons, Nathan White and Ryen Glennie. She is survived by three children, Julie and her husband Jim Adams of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Kevin Glennie of Missouri Valley, and Jodi and her husband Eric Juhnke of Sioux City, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Amber (Kyle) Swartz, Lori White, Megan Juhnke, Jordyn Glennie, Lily Juhnke, Taeler Glennie and Brooklin Glennie ; five great-grandchildren, Ellie, Layla, Austin, Hazel and Azalea; brother, Ron Coyle and his wife Louise of Danbury, Iowa; and many beloved nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in honor of Myrna directed to the Community of Christ church in Pisgah, or the Harrison County Humane Society. Thank you for being good friends, and most of all for loving Mom.