Glenn Ward, 53, passed away Jan. 2, 2009, at his home in Scott City.
He was born Jan. 8, 1955, in Memphis, Tenn., and was a graduate of Scott City High School in 1973. Glenn was a proud member of Scott City's undefeated football team in the fall of 1972, and was the first Scott City athlete to be awarded all-state recognition in football. He was equally proud of his membership on Scott City's first state appearance in baseball during the spring of 1973, in which the team took second place. He went on as a scholarship athlete at Southeast Missouri State University, where he received his bachelor of science in education in 1979.
Glenn was an educator and coach and helped start the football program at New Madrid County Central High School in 1982. He later worked as a youth specialist with the Missouri Division of Youth Services and became one of the first teachers in that department. He has worked for the state of Missouri for more than 20 years and was serving in that capacity at the time of his death.
Despite Glenn's many accomplishments, he was most proud to be the father of his two children, Gretchen and Tyler Ward of Scott City. He is also survived by his twin brother, Lynn Ward of Scott City; sister, Diane Fischer of O'Fallon, Mo.; and his parents, Lawrence and Patsy Ward of Scott City. He will be dearly missed by his extended family and numerous friends.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral chapel, with Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Lightner Cemetery in Scott City.