The Star Democrat

Glenna Ruth Carroll


OXFORD, GA — Glenna Ruth Carroll, nee Kirtz, was born May 21, 1926, on a small farm outside Staunton, Virginia. A preacher’s wife, she was predecease­d by all ten of her siblings, four of whom also married preachers. She died on December 15, 2021, at Merryvale Assisted Living in Oxford, Georgia. She was 95.

Last month she gazed toward the sun setting on the Blue Ridge Mountains near her Shenandoah Valley home and spoke of her desire to be forever with Jesus. She demonstrat­ed her love for God and people through her service alongside her husband at several Mid Atlantic (and one Gulf Coast) churches.

How she loved serving up dishes she learned from many churches and locales! Notable were her golden crab cakes clumped with Eastern Shore crabmeat, homemade potato rolls into which she gloriously inserted slices of Smithfield ham, and lovingly baked pies made with Afton Mountain apples.

Glenna married Charles Ellwanger Carroll of Trappe, Maryland, with whom she celebrated her sixty-sixth anniversar­y three months before his death in January 2021. She is survived by the couple’s two children: son, Charles Gregory (Greg) Carroll of N. Springfiel­d, VA, and daughter, Janice Ruth (Charles) Berstecher of Conyers, GA; and grandson, Matthew Berstecher, also of Conyers. Additional­ly surviving are all six of her late husband’s siblings.

Funeral services will be held at the First Wesleyan Church, Easton, MD, 1 PM, Tuesday, December 28, with the family receiving guests one hour prior, from 12:00 until 1pm. A graveside service will follow at the Oxford Cemetery. Should friends desire, contributi­ons may be sent to Global Partners at globalpart­

For online condolence­s, please visit: www. f hnfuneralh­

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