Glenna Joyce Apple, 76, of Dover, died Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. The daughter of Jeff Hogan and Zoris (Sosbee) Dee, she was born July 10, 1943, in Russellville. Growing up, she enjoyed the fall of the year, riding her bicycle, playing volleyball, lots of reading (especially her Bible), gardening and cooking for everyone.
After earning her high school diploma, she completed further education at Capital City Business College. Throughout her working years, she made her living doing what she enjoyed most, and that was being a cook. She also found great joy in helping take care of people when she worked as a home health aide with the Area Agency on Aging.
Glenna married Virgil David Apple on July 16, 1960. She loved being a wife and mother, and felt these roles were the greatest accomplishments of her life. She cherished Virgil as a good man that loved his family and worked hard to give his family what they needed. She felt her children were her biggest blessing in life and thanked God often for each of them.
Glenna loved her Lord and His church. Finding God as her Father and Jesus as her Savior & King was the most significant decision of her life. She believed that God can do anything and knew with full assurance in her heart that Jesus was coming to receive her into heaven. She recalled the tremendous joy that overwhelmed her soul when she received the filling of the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues.
She worshipped with her church families at Price Grove Assembly of God and Scottsville Assembly of God, and through the years led in the women's ministry and taught adult Sunday School. She saw herself as a fruit tree that had a lot of different fruit grafted onto it that benefited her life and those around her. Her only disappointment was that she never got around to learning to play the piano so that she could accompany her favorite kind music – Gospel music.
Some parting words she recently wrote to her friends and loved ones include, “Silver and gold have I none, but I pass on to you my faith in God and His love for all of you. I hope to see you all in heaven someday. Rejoice and be happy in the Lord.”
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil; her parents; two brothers, Charles Donahou and Denver Dee; and a sister, Bonnie Newstrom;
She is survived by her daughter, Romana Overton (Larry); four sons, David Apple, John Apple, Thomas Matt Apple, & Dustin Apple; a sister, Norma Sestachius; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A private family graveside service will be held at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery in Belleville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Pastor Arnold Humphrey will officiate. Because of her deep love for God’s Word, Glenna requests that memorial donations be made to purchase & place Bibles through Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 (www.gideons.org). Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
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