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Jan 12

Tombstone Tuesday–Glenn E. & Mary A. (Cummins) Fogle

Glenn E. & Mary A. (Cummins) Fogle, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2015 photo by Karen)

Glenn E. & Mary A. (Cummins) Fogle, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2015 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Glenn Eugene and Mary Agnes (Cummins) Fogle, located in row 6 of Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

FOGLE
Glenn E.
July 22, 1917
Oct 31, 2004

Mary A.
April 3, 1918
Aug 25, 2007

Glenn Eugene Fogle was born 22 July 1917 in Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana, the son of Labon O. and Rosa (Berger) Fogle. Glenn was baptized 30 September 1917 at Zion Chatt, with Jacob Hiller, Mrs. Martha Hiller, and Clara Linn serving as his sponsors.

Glenn’s family once attended Zion Lutheran Chatt but were not mentioned in Zion Chatt’s records after about 1922.

Glenn Fogle married Mary Agnes Cummins on 7 May 1940 in Jay County, Indiana, married by Rev. F.J. McAuliffe. [1]

Mary was the daughter of James B. and Estella Eleanor (Gigandet) Cummins, born 3 April 1918 in Jay County, Indiana. At the time of their marriage Glenn worked for the Equity Company. Mary was not employed but her father James worked for the Farm Bureau Corporation. Mary’s mother Estella was deceased in 1940. [1]

Glenn was a WWII Army veteran who served in the 707th Tank Battalion and was in Europe at the end of the Battle of the Bulge. He was with the unit in Nuremberg on VE Day and returned home in late 1945. After the war Glenn was in the retail business, starting with Morris 5 & 10 and then with G.C. Murphy Company, where he retired in 1975. He then became a partner in a convenience store in Kinderhook, Mich. and later managed an apartment complex until 1985.

Glenn and Mary had nine children:
Joyce A., married Dennis Page
Mary Joan, married David Roby
James Fogle
David Alan, married Peggy Louise Hamm
Michael, married Jill
Thomas, married JoAnn
Anthony, married Linda
Joseph
Stephan, married Grace

Glenn Fogle died 31 October 2004 in Denton County, Texas. Below is his detailed obituary:

Glenn E. Fogle, of Denton, Texas, quietly passed away on the afternoon of Oct. 31, 2004, surrounded by his children and those he loved. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary A. Cummins, nine children, daughters, Joyce A. and husband, Dennis Page, of Denton, Mary Joan and husband, David Roby, of Denton; sons, James Fogle, David and wife, Peggy Fogle, Michael and wife, Jill Fogle, all of Denton, Thomas and wife, JoAnn Fogle, of Charlotte, Mich., Anthony and wife, Linda Fogle, of Tucson, Ariz., Joseph Fogle of Grand Prairie, Stephan and wife, Grace Fogle, of San Antonio; sisters, Elvera Theurer of Portland, Ind., Esther Homan of Fort Recovery, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; and 22 grandchildren; along with more relatives and in-laws than we can count.

Glenn was born in Adams County, Ind., on July 17, 1917. He attended high school in Portland, Ind., where he met his sweetheart and future wife of 64 years, Mary A. Cummins. They were married on May 7, 1940. Glenn was in the retail business starting with the “Morris 5 & 10” and then with the G.C. Murphy Company. With four children at home, but insistent that he do his part, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 707th Tank Battalion in 1944 and arrived in Europe for the last of the Battle of the Bulge. He was with the unit in Nuremberg on VE Day and returned home in late 1945. He would frequently say that the most important decoration he earned during the war was the “Ruptured Duck,” presented upon his discharge, because it symbolized what was most important to him: he was returning home to his beloved wife and children.

The following years brought more children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Glenn and Mary made life-long friends in every town to which they were transferred and were very active in church and community activities.

Glenn retired from the G.C. Murphy Company in 1975 to join a partnership to operate a convenience store in Kinderhook, Mich. In 1979, they moved to Texas to get warm, managed a large apartment complex and then finally retired to the country in 1985.

Glenn will be remembered as a quiet family man with a dry, direct sense of humor. He loved his family and was truly interested in the lives of each of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Glenn was active in the Knights of Columbus, as an acolyte with the Catholic Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Glenn had a warm smile and was always ready for a joke or two. His enduring legacy is captured by the phrase, “the most important thing a father can do for his children, is to love their mother.” That he did, always.

Rosary will be said Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at DeBerry Funeral Directors with visitation to follow at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Msgr. Charles King officiating. Burial will be at Kessler Cemetery in Chattanooga, Ohio.

Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Building Fund…American Cancer Society Fort Worth Metro…or American Heart Association Texas Affiliate Inc. DeBerry Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements. [2]

After Glenn’s Funeral Mass in Denton his body was brought to Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland, Indiana, where visitation was held on Friday evening. The next day friends and family gathered at the funeral home and the procession went to Kessler Cemetery. Father Marty Sandhage officiated at the funeral service. [3]

Mary (Cummins) Fogle died 25 August 2007 in Denton, Texas.

Mary’s obituary:

Mary Agnes (Cummins) Fogle was called home to the Lord at sunset on Aug. 25, 2007. If there are angels on earth, she was one. She is reunited with her high school sweetheart and husband of 64 years, Glenn, who passed away Oct. 31, 2004. She is survived by nine children, daughters, Joyce and husband Dennis Page of Denton, Mary Joan and husband David Roby, of Denton; sons, James Fogle, David and wife Peggy Fogle, Michael and wife, Jill Fogle, all of Denton, Thomas and wife JoAnne Fogle of Charlotte, Mich., Anthony and wife, Linda Fogle of Tucson, Ariz., Joseph Fogle of Grand Prairie, Stephan and wife Grace Fogle of San Antonio; brother Art Cummins of Columbia City, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Mary was a woman of uncommon strength, indomitable spirit and extraordinary determination. No stranger to adversity, she lost her own mother at 5 and helped her dad and six brothers and sisters on the family farm while going to school. At the age of 26, with four children at home, she watched as her husband enlisted in the Army to do his part in WWII. She supported his decision and more than held down the fort until he returned. Even in the darkest hours of illness or difficulties, she remained optimistic and never lost her sense of humor. Mom always wanted to know the truth of things, no matter what. When told of her final illness, she said, “Well, that’s what you get when you get older … or just too good looking.”

She was a favorite relative in our extended family and among our friends. No matter how many mouths she was already feeding, there was always room for one more, especially if they came armed with a quick wit and a sense of humor. More often than not she would not only do the cooking but also linger at the table to share in the fun. Her smile was infectious. Her laugh brightened the room. Just having her there made the gathering so much more special. She was quick to hug you but also quick to let you know when you were out of line. She loved you without reservation, but she also expected you to stand up and be counted: to do more than your share and to serve as an example of goodness, politeness and mercy. All things that exemplified her life.

Deeply religious, her faith was the guiding light of her life. She was very active in church societies and only missed Mass when illness intervened.

Mom loved all things small and beautiful: newborn babies, baby goats, flowers, birds and the smell of new cut hay. We will miss her terribly, but are forever grateful to God for having given us the perfect Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great-Great Grandmother, Sister, Cousin, Aunt and friend.

Memorials may be made to Denton Relay for Life – American Cancer Society, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Building Fund, or charity of choice.

The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors Tuesday night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for visitation with a Rosary service beginning at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father James Flynn officiating.

There will be a visitation Friday at the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland Indiana with burial Saturday at the Kessler Cemetery in Chattanooga, Ohio. [4]

After Mary’s Burial Mass in Texas on Wednesday her body was brought back to Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland, where visitation was held on Friday evening and she was buried the next day. [5]

Glenn and Mary are buried next to Glenn’s parents, and near some of their Hiller ancestors.

 

[1] “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 9 Jan 2016), Glenn Eugene Fogle and Mary Agnes Cummins, 7 May 1940; citing Jay County Marriages, Vol. 15, p.75; from FHL microfilm 2169118.

[2] Denton Record-Chronicle, Denton Texas, 2 Nov 2004; digital images by subscription, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 9 Jan 2016), Glenn E. Fogle.

[3] The Commercial Review, Portland, IN, 4 Nov 2004; digital images by subscription, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 9 Jan 2016), Glenn Fogle.

[4] “Denton Record-Chronicle,” Texas, 28 August 2007; digital images by subscription, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 9 Jan 2016), Mary Agnes (Cummins) Fogle.

[5] The Commercial Review, Portland, IN, 29 Aug 2007; digital images by subscription, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 9 Jan 2016), Mary Agnes (Cummins) Fogle.

2 comments

  1. Tony Fogle

    NEAT! site.

    Glenn & Mary Fogle are my parents and I was very please to see your Kessler web site. Doing a casual web search for John Hiller brought me to your site. I am the family historian and genealogy which I picked up from my Dad years ago.

    I have John Hillers pocket watch which I am giving to a another family member and was checking my records to jump start my brain in writing some providence to go with it, and Bingo! Your site turned up.

    I will be spending some time reading and enjoying your site.

    Thanks
    Tony Fogle

    1. Karen

      Wonderful that you are taking the time to write and share information about John. It seems every family has at least one member interested in family history. So glad you find the information on Karen’s Chatt useful and thanks for reading and writing!

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