Glenn R. Forney

October 14, 2009

Glenn R. Forney 89, of Frankfort, IN, died at 8:44 pm on October 14, 2009 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born August 26, 1920 in Camden, Indiana to Roscoe William & Ora Blanch (Hood) Forney. He married Betty Louise Rains on December 24, 1942 in Indianapolis and she preceded him in death on April 21, 1985. He then married Margaret Louise (McQuern) Dellinger in Fort Myers, FL and she preceded him in death on April 4, 2003. Mr. Forney was a 1938 graduate of Frankfort High School. He grew up in Clinton County, spent time in Granite City, IL before returning to Frankfort in 1970. Mr. Forney had recently spent the winters in North Fort Myers, FL. He was a clerk, then a Freight Claims Agent for Nickel Plate Railroad, working there for 42 years and retiring on December 31, 1982. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from 1942-1945 in Europe during WWII. Mr. Forney’s memberships include; First Baptist Church where he was former Sunday school teacher, Masonic Lodge #54 (Past Master), York Rite and Commandery, Eastern Star (Past Worthy Patron), Good Sam Camping Club, Local Boy Scout Leader & Scout Master of Troup 316, V.F.W., coached the V.F.W. Little League Baseball team and was a league bowler for several years.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 19, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, October 18, 2009 from 2-6 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home . Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, envelopes will be available. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Gary Raymond (Cathy) Forney of Ennis, MT and Barry Stephen (Gay) Forney of Clarkston, MI 2 Daughters: Carol Ann (Steven) Pippenger of Fayetteville, NC and Lori Sue (Stephen) Davis of Frankfort, IN 2 Step Sons: Mike (Joyce) Dellinger and Dan (Nancy) Dellinger 2 Step Daughters: Delyna (Charles) Bales and Joyce Ann Bennett 1 Brother: Robert Lee (Roseanne) Forney of Rochester,IN 1 Sister: Shirley Eileen (J.C.) Overton of Mooresville, IN 6 Grandchildren, Natalie McRanie, Angela Adams, Erin Shaw, Cara Forney, Chelsea Davis and Alex Davis 6 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

Preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis and Lois and two brothers, Kenneth and Walter.


6 Condolences for “Glenn R. Forney”

  1. David Osler October 16, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Knowing Glen in my childhood as my scoutmaster, I feel that a part of me has died as well.
    Steve and I were playmates during my adolescence years, and lost contact when they moved out of the neighborhood.
    I fondly look back at my time as a scout under Glen’s guidance and feel that he shaped me into the man I have become.
    My most sincere condolences to Glen’s families and I feel that the world is a bit poorer without him in it.

  2. Jack and Jan Anderson October 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    We know he is now in a better place, but he will be missed. He and Jack became friends when the railroad transferred Jack to Frankfort in 1972, and they shared an office. He was instrumental in steering Jack’s life closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. This world was a better place, because Glenn Forney lived. We have lost a friend here, but we know he still lives. We offer condolences to the family and we are thankful for the good times and chats we have had with Glenn over the years.

  3. Emma Shanks St.Dennis October 19, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Steve, Gay and family – I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I only read about it after the funeral had taken place – or I would have been there for you. I was always very fond of Glenn – he was a great dad, Boy Scout and Christian man to be admired. Much love, EM

  4. Jeri Jo (Buck) Kingery October 19, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Read your father’s obituary in the paper. Sorry for your loss.
    My condolences,
    Jeri Kingery

  5. Ricky Smith October 20, 2009 at 4:46 am

    Glenn was my uncle…my idol of what any male father figure should be like……I told him of what I thought of him; as a hero…his reply to me was…”I hope I can live up to it.” I responded;”..Uncle Glenn….you already have.” I mourn not his passing; but celebrate his life; and what he gave to me unselfishly. With Love…Your Nephew…”Ricky”

  6. Gene Clevinger October 23, 2009 at 8:01 am

    My heartfelt condolences go out to the Forney Clan, especially Bev and Pam, on the loss of their Brother in Law and Uncle. I only met Glenn briefly, but Pam always spoke highly of him. Blessed Be in your time of grief.

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