It is with deep sadness that I write to inform you of the death of Glenn Core. He died on Monday, February 15, 2021. Glenn will be cremated, and his ashes will be scattered in the CUCC Memorial Garden at a later date. We hold in our prayers his wife, Shannon, and the extended family as they hold both their grief and gratitude for Glenn’s life and living.
Pastor Lacey Brown
If you would like to honor Glenn, the family has requested donations be made to Loaves and Fishes Ministry where he and Shannon volunteered for many years, or to Community United Church of Christ. You may donate via our website, directing your giving using the drop down list, or by texting the amount of your donation and appropriate key word to 919-888-4541
CoreLF – honor Glenn Core with a donation to Loaves and Fishes
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Glenn Eugene Core
DECEMBER 26, 1931 – FEBRUARY 15, 2021
Glenn Eugene Core, son of Agnes L. McClung and Raymond Otto Core, was born December 26, 1931 in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. He died February 15, 2021.
Glenn attended Carson Consolidated Schools from first grade through twelfth grade graduation. He attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa for a short period of time, then enlisted in the US Air Force for four years. After his discharge in December 1954, he married Shannon M. Philson in the Congregational Church in Harlan, Iowa on January 14, 1955
He started his 32 career with International Business Machines Corporation in Omaha, Nebraska. He and his wife lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Bloomington, Minnesota and Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Core was active in the Masonic Lodge where he was a past master of Coral Lodge 430 AF and AM in Carson, Iowa. He was an active member of the United Church of Christ and participated in many volunteer projects during his retirement years.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles Dee Core, Judson Core, and two sisters, Charlotte E. Schwarte and Mabyn Fender.
Survivors include his wife, Shannon M. Core of Raleigh, NC, son Thomas E. Core and his wife Kathy of Wake Forest, daughter Priscilla M. Miner of Phoenix, Az. Two sisters, Betty L. Rowley (husband Myrle), South Bend, IN. and Madolyn Bird (husband Rev. Gary) of Fort Dodge, IA. He has four grandsons, Kirby Core, Michael Core, Allen Core and Richard Miner, Jr.