Donald E. 'Gene' Glass

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Donald E. 'Gene' Glass

May 11, 1934 - December 31, 2018

Donald E. 'Gene' Glass ALEXANDRIA [mdash] Donald E. "Gene" Glass, 84, Alexandria, passed away Dec. 31, 2018, at the Alexandria Care Center in Alexandria following an extended illness.
He was born May 11, 1934, in Delaware County, to Clayton and Hazel (Sims) Glass, and had lived in rural Gaston for most of his lifetime. He attended Harrison School. Gene was a farmer and helped his father raising cows and taking care of the crops. He loved riding horses and showing his ability to shoot small targets that he would set up.
Gene met his one true love, Rosella Hollingsworth, at the Gaston skating rink. They married on June 22, 1953, and he laid Rosie to rest on Feb. 2, 2007, after 53 years of marriage.
He had worked at Butterfields Canning Factory, then later worked at Delco Remy, formerly of Anderson, for 33 years. He attended the Alexandria First Baptist Church. Gene loved to tease and laugh with family and friends. He always looked forward to going to the Mill Restaurant in Gaston on Fridays with his brother, Jerry and visiting with their friends.
He is survived by his son, Stephen (Diana) Glass of Yorktown; grandchildren, Jan Glass (fiancé, Shaun Emrick) of Gaston, and Jeff Glass of Alexandria; great-grandchildren, Natasha (Ryan) Wilson of Pennville, Joshua Ruddick, Jacob Ruddick and Luke Ruddick, all of Gaston, and Nathan Dalrymple of Portland; great-great-grandson, Ethan Wilson; great-great-granddaughters, Ella and Eevie Wilson; brother, Jerry (Jane) Glass of Alexandria; sisters in-law, Joyce Butcher of Summitville and Loretta (Keith) Dow of Alexandria; brothers-in-law, Leon (Marjorie) Hollingsworth of Anderson and Dennis (Grace) Hollingsworth of Fairmount; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rosella Jean Glass in 2007; granddaughter, Julie Key Dalrymple; and other extended family.
Services honoring Gene's life and legacy will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Owens Funeral Home, 412 N. Harrison St., Alexandria, with Pastor Michael Deutsch officiating. Interment will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Muncie.
Friends may call at the Owens Funeral Home after 10 a.m. on Saturday prior to the services.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Foundation through the funeral home.
Owens Funeral Home is honored to care for Gene and serve the Glass family.
Online condolences: www.owensmemorialservices.com.
Published on January 2, 2019
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Saturday January 05, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Owens Funeral Home

412 North Harrison Street, Alexandria, IN, USA

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Saturday January 05, 2019

11:00 AM

Owens Funeral Home

412 North Harrison Street, Alexandria, IN, USA

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Saturday January 05, 2019

12:00 PM

Gardens of Memory Cemetery

Muncie, Indiana

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