Born May 13, 1928, in Evening Shade, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Arthur E. Kent and Margie Lee Pinkston Kent. She was a graduate of Jonesboro High School and attended Arkansas State University. She had lived in Marshall since 1968, as well as Arrow Rock and Slater. She was a member of Gill Memorial Baptist Church in Marshall.
Fondly known as Maw Maw, Grandma, Grandmother and "one of the greatest women to ever walk this planet," Glenna was loved by everyone who knew her. On most days you could find Glenna on her porch swing with a glass of iced tea, delighting all with her many stories, crocheting, admiring her flowers, or studying her Bible. But if there was a good football game to watch, or a card game to win, that's when you would find Glenna inside, in the heart of the action. She also dedicated the same amount of time and love for her quilts that she did to her grand and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include four children, Henry Joe Coble and his wife, Janice Barnes Coble, of Weatherford, Texas, Judy K. Coble of Arrow Rock, Gary Lee Coble and his wife, Joanie, of Marshall, and Jill Murray and her husband, Scott, of Slater; 18 grandchildren, H.J. Coble Jr., Elizabeth Eakles, Kent Coble, Eugene Coble, Craig Coble, Joey Turley, Jacob Turley, Talton Turley, Christian Ross, Caleb Ross, Joshua Ross, Amy Hsiao, Trisha Carney, Matt Thomas, Shane Thomas, Amber Giger, Mariah Pullen and Megan Murray; 14 great-grandchildren, Johnny Brokk Eakles, Lorali Eakles, Lily Coble, Jesse Turley, Tatum Turley, Lliam Ross, Quinlyn Ross, Josie Ross, Cassidy Ross, Aiden Ross, Landon Ross, Annabel Carney, Memphis Carney and Andrew Giger; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow and Henry Joe Coble officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Maxville Cemetery in Cave City, Ark.. Memorials may be made to Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
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