COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Annie Glenn, the widow of astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn and a communication disorders advocate, has died. She was 100.
Hank Wilson, a spokesman for the Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, says Glenn died Tuesday of COVID-19 complications at a nursing home near St. Paul, Minnesota.READ MORE: 2 Dogs Found Shot To Death In Westmoreland County
After her husband became the first American to orbit Earth in 1962, Glenn shied away from the media spotlight because of a severe stutter.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Large Blaze At Fox Chapel Home
An intensive program helped her to control her speech and do public speaking. She served on the advisory boards of numerous child abuse and speech and hearing organizations.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Police Search For Missing, Endangered Woman Carol Wells
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