Lucy Ann Carney Glover died on July 28, 2015, after a brief illness. She was 79.
She was born on Nov. 11, 1935, (Armistice Day) at the James Walker Memorial Hospital, daughter of the late Audrey Williford and Marshall Frederick Carney, a WWI veteran.
Surviving are her daughter, Eugenia Ann Glover Gretz and her granddaughter, Audrey Elizabeth Gretz.
Though she left Wilmington upon graduating from New Hanover High School in 1953, she never stopped loving Wilmington. After marrying Homer Glover, graduating from Greensboro College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a teacher’s certification and obtaining a master’s in library science from East Carolina University, she gladly returned home.
Lucy Ann gave back to her community, first by working as a high school librarian for NHHS and Laney High School and then upon her retirement, she wrote some bulletins for the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, including: October 1999 – “Robert Ruark and World War II,” May 2001 – “The House That Robert Ruark Loved” and October 2007 – “Elizabeth McKoy: Creative Historian.”
Also, together with Larry Cook, she wrote “O Sing Unto the Lord,” a history of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wilmington from 1858 to 2008. In addition to spending time writing, she ushered at Thalian Hall and volunteered at the Latimer House. Having grown up at the Hanover Seaside Club, she was a lifelong member.
She was an amazing woman who never stopped learning and growing, which was evident by the way she enjoyed sharing her love of education with anyone she could. She was an active, independent lady who kept busy at all times, either with playing bridge – even taking on duplicate, gardening (that’s what day hours are meant to be spent doing, she said), spending time with family and friends (never was there a neighbor who did not become a friend) and reading books and her daily newspaper (Where is that newspaper? The day does not start without one!)
She will be sorely missed by all who were privileged to know her.
Lucy Ann’s memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The public is invited to attend.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.
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