Glenna Ruth McGinnis

Glenna Ruth McGinnis - Boone, Iowa
Date of Passing 10/17/2021
Glenna Ruth McGinnis, 98, of Boone, passed away at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Glenna was born on July 27, 1923 in Franklin County, Iowa the daughter of George and Mary (Watts) Worden. On August 8, 1942 Glenna married Harold C. McGinnis at the Mineral Methodist Church Parsonage in Mineral, Illinois.
    Glenna graduated from Dows High School in 1940. She then attended Ellsworth Junior College in Iowa Falls, Iowa from 1940-1941. In 1941 she taught rural schools in Morgan Township #6 and Hamilton Township Center School. From 1954 to 1960, Glenna taught at rural schools in Logansport and Ridgeport in Boone County. In 1969 she graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor in Science Education. From 1966-1985 Glenna taught elementary grades at Madrid Community Schools.
    Glenna was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Boone: a member of the Martha Circle at the church, ABWA, Retired Teachers, American Legion Auxiliary, Hall of Fame for the Pony Association, National Education Association, and Hall of Fame Women’s Bowling Congress in 2003.
Glenna was an avid sports fan. For years she and her husband Harold had season tickets to ISU football games with their best friends. She was also a huge Cubs fan. Many years ago, she got to attend one game at Wrigley Field and was still talking about it. Her biggest love was that of being a huge sports fan for all her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. If we didn’t call her, she called us for a ride. So in the car we’d go! She coached a few from the sidelines, of course.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold in 1998; sisters: Wilma Paul and Maxine Anderson; brother Don Worden, and son-in-law Dennis Adreon.
Glenna is survived by her daughter Beverley Adreon of Boxholm, IA; son Harlan (Georgian) McGinnis of Monterey, CA; daughter Joyce (Tracy) Busch of Boone, IA; grandchildren: Travis (Carla) Adreon of Ogden, IA; Jill (Mitch) Stream of Churdan, IA; Sheri (Jeff) Butler of Eldora, IA; Cory (Christie) Busch of Boone, IA; Kelli Niles of Boone, IA, and George McGinnis, and Joseph McGinnis both of Monterey, CA; great-grandchildren: Adam, Jared, and Meredith Adreon; Tysen, Dane, and Beau Butler; Chandler and Carly Busch; Quinten and Gavin Niles; Mason, Emma, and Broc Stream; Brenden Crow, as well as other relatives and many friends.
In case you wanted to know… Glenna wrote her own obituary, so efficient!!
Funeral services were held on October 21, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in Boone. Interment took place at Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone following the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, Madrid Elementary School, Ericson Public Library, or the Ronald McDonald House.
Online condolences can be left at
Schroeder-Stark-Welin Funeral Home


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