Obituary for Bettie Jo Glenn
Bettie Jo (Camp) Glenn went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Stillwater on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Bettie was born August 10, 1928, in W. Monroe, LA, to Erick Nicholas Camp, Sr., and Helen Gladys McCormick Camp. She attended Ouachita Parish schools in W. Monroe, graduating in 1945. She immediately entered Louisiana Tech University and graduated summa cum laude with a double major in piano and organ in 1948. After teaching private piano and organ lessons in her hometown, she went on to earn her Master’s in Sacred Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she met the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Glenn, Sr. They married on September 2, 1951, and nearly made 62 years of married life and Christian service before he was called home in August, 2013.
Bettie was always mission-minded and served faithfully alongside Bob in churches in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Florida, before they retired to live in Stillwater to be close to their children and grandchildren. She was a long-time member of the American Guild of Organists and enjoyed entering her piano students in competition. Wherever they lived, she taught private piano and organ lessons as well as accompanying Bob in his job as music minister. She directed children’s choirs, taught all ages of Sunday School classes, and participated in all Baptist women’s missions organizations. Bettie started the International Friends ministry at First Baptist Church, Stillwater, and led it until her strength gave out. She enjoyed meeting and feeding and caring for every international student who crossed her path. Many of these still email her from around the world. She always said, “I’m planting the seed of Christ’s great love.”
Bettie is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a sister-in-law, as well as Bob’s brothers and sisters-in-law. She is now doing what she loved so much, playing for the choirs of heaven, with Bob standing behind her singing. She is survived by her brothers Henry and Gloria Camp of W. Monroe, LA, and Erick Camp of Shreveport, LA; her sister-in-law Barbara Glenn of Hurst, TX; her daughter, Beckie and Steve Rogers of Shawnee, KS; sons Robert Jr. and Mary Glenn of Broken Arrow, and Byron and Scharlee Glenn of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren and their spouses, and seven great-grandsons with another great-grandchild on the way. She also leaves behind many dear friends and adopted families around the world.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert G. and Bettie J. Glenn Charitable Endowment Trust with the Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma, 3800 N. May Ave., OKC, OK 73112, to be used for music scholarships at Oklahoma Baptist University, or made to the mission fund of your choice. Cards may be sent to Byron Glenn, 8012 Wood Duck Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73132-3362, or to Beckie Rogers, 5829 Oakview St., Shawnee, KS 66216.