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Annie Glenn, widow of astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn dies at 100.

May 19, 2020, 8:55 AM | Updated: 9:50 am
At the Skid Strip at Cape Canaveral Air Station, STS-95 Payload Specialist John H. Glenn Jr., a sen...
At the Skid Strip at Cape Canaveral Air Station, STS-95 Payload Specialist John H. Glenn Jr., a senator from Ohio and one of the original seven Project Mercury astronauts, poses with his wife Annie before their return flight to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. (photo by NASA)
(photo by NASA)
 (AP) Annie Glenn, the widow of astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn and a communication disorders advocate, has died. She was 100.
 
Hank Wilson, a spokesman for the Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, says Glenn died Tuesday of COVID-19 complications at a nursing home near St. Paul, Minnesota.
 
After her husband became the first American to orbit Earth in 1962, Glenn shied away from the media spotlight because of a severe stutter.
 
An intensive program helped her to control her speech and do public speaking. She served on the advisory boards of numerous child abuse and speech and hearing organizations.
 

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