A funeral service for Glenda S. Dennis, 67, of Newark, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Marne United Methodist Church, 1019 Licking Valley Rd. NE, Newark, with Pastor Ed Fugate officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Glenda passed away February 12, 2017, at her residence. She was born January 13, 1950, in Charleston, WV, to Elva Lois (Sizemore) Thorp and the late Porter A. Thorp. Glenda was a 1968 graduate of Lakewood High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University. She retired after 28 years from Licking Valley High School as a Special Education Teacher. She was a member of Marne United Methodist Church, Licking Valley Teacher’s Association, OEA and NEA. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Orville William “Bill” Dennis; sons, Jason E. (Valerie) Dennis of Frazeysburg and Jarrod W. (Renee) Dennis of Newark; grandchildren, Emma, Serena, Paige, Hannah, Ashlynn, Collin, and Abigail; brothers, Larry (Joyce) Thorp of Newark, Steve (Kathy) Thorp of Heath, and Randy Thorp of Hebron; sister, Teresa Linberg of TX; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer D. Myers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Generation Hospice or Marne United Methodist Church. To sign an online guest book, please visit www.bruckerkishlerfuneralhome.com.