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Glenn Hickernell

Sorry I'm late posting Glenn's obit. I've been on a photo tour of New England for the past month and havn't always had a WiFi or an Internet connection. I arrived home in Raleigh NC yesterday.

CONNEAUTVILLE — Glenn R. Hickernell, 73, of Conneautville, passed away Wednesday Sept. 16, 2015, at Meadville Medical Center. He was born in Meadville, March 30, 1942, to the late Jack and Elvira Peffer Hickernell. He married Kathy Swartz in 1974. She survives.

Shakespeare said the world was a stage, but to Glenn it was also a classroom. After graduating from Allegheny College he taught us for 39 years at Conneaut Valley High School. Mr. Hickernell was our English and photography teacher and drama director. Glenn was a leader in our churches. He directed us towards higher principles, family values and the priority of helping kids. He was our friend, guiding us how to change our darkest chapters into stories of value. Rocking in a lawn chair, sitting in a classroom or standing on a stage to reach just one child was just another day with Glenn.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Paul, his wife, Elise, and their children, Lucas, Aiden and Jackson Hickernell of Troy, Ohio, Christopher, his wife, Marjorie, and their children, Treten and Talon Hickernell, of Salem, Mass., Sarah Hickernell of Asheville, N.C., Kimberly and her husband, Aaron Cole, of Erie; a sister, Sally and her husband, Drew Overpeck, of Glendale Springs, N.C.; a brother, John and his wife, Mary Hickernell, of Kansas City, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.

Glenn’s final curtain call will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Valley Church United Methodist, 1118 Main St., Conneautville. Retired pastor and dear friend Bill Deets will be officiating. A gathering will follow the service for us to share our fondest moments and greatest memories with Glenn.

Memorial contributions in Glenn's name may be made to any charity of your choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the services of White-Cool Funeral Home, Conneautville.

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10/03/15 02:45 AM #1    

Lauren Brown

Am very sorry to see of Glen's passing.  I'll always remember Glen for being a tuba player in our MHS band.  A solid guy in high school and undoubtedly continued to be so during the rest of his life. 

10/03/15 03:55 PM #2    

Margaret Mattocks (Johnston)

Glenn and Ted were good friends. He was the son of a Mason's, Who was colorful man {Jack}. Had lot of fun with him and his wife. Ted didn't see Glenn in later life,but My prayer to the family.


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