Glenneth Harrington

Heaven’s bells were ringing when Reverend Glenneth Allen Harrington was called home to be with his heavenly father early Thursday morning, October 10, 2019. He was 89 years old.

Glenneth was born to Russell and Grace Harrington, June 3, 1930, outside of Hollene community in eastern New Mexico. The oldest of five children, Glenneth’s early years were spent working on the family farm. While attending Rosedale High School, Glenneth participated in basketball, track, baseball, and FFA.

As a young man Glenneth heeded God’s call to the ministry, which lead him to McMurry College in Abilene, Texas. It was at McMurry that he would meet the love of his life, Florence “Kitty” Blansit. The two were married June 18, 1953. He spent the next 66 years of his life devoted to Kitty and their three children.

Glenneth attended the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University before being ordained in the New Mexico Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1957. During the 40 years of his ministry, Glenneth served churches throughout New Mexico, West Texas, and Northwest Texas. A true servant leader, he was loving and selfless, planting seeds for others to harvest while collecting deep and lasting friendships along the way.

Glenneth was known for his deep faith and love of God, his devotion to his family, his beautiful voice, and love of baseball.

Glenneth was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law Debbie Harrington. He is survived by his loving wife, Kitty of Bryan, Texas, three children: Glen Harrington Jr. and his wife Misa of Taylor, Texas, Bill Harrington of Port Deposit, Maryland, and Marti Bledsoe and her husband Steve of Bryan, Texas, seven grandchildren: Rusty Harrington, John Harrington, Ross Harrington, Whitney Harrington Dubuisson, Elizabeth Bledsoe Piwonka, Nancy Harrington, and Stephanie Bledsoe Browning, and three great-grandchildren: Vivienne Dubuisson, Declan Harrington, and Shepherd Dubuisson. He is also survived by four siblings: Eddie Harrington of Texico, New Mexico, Freida Harrington Lane of Odessa, Texas, Clarwana Harrington Tausworthe of Tucumcari, New Mexico, and Vic Harrington of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.

A Celebration of Life will be held November 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, Bryan, Texas. A time for fellowship will follow in the church’s Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Glenneth’s name to Methodist Children’s Home, 111 Herring Ave, Waco, Texas 76708.

Condolences

  1. Glenneth was an inspiration to all who knew him. I am especially grateful to have shared the journey in ministry with him in the New Mexico Annual Conference. Barbara and I extend our prayers of thankgiving for his life. Our prayers are with his family.
    God’s blessings,
    Clyde and Barbara Stanfield

  2. So sorry to hear about your loss. Glenneth was a blessing to my mother and dad. He would go by to seem dad for he was bedridden by Parkinson and my mother was his caregiver. His coming to see them was a blessing indeed. He also made the effort to come by to see my mother after my dad died, even the Glenneth moved to Texas. My thoughts go out to the family of this wonderful man of God. My parents were Ray and Ouida Donaldson.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. I cleaned their house when they were at Cornerstone. They both were so nice

  4. We praise God for the life of Glenneth . He was a joy and inspiration. We are pleased to have served the UMC along side such a faithful servant.
    Shalom, Joe & Virginia Wood

  5. Kitty and family, I am
    Sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed knowing Glenneth through the years. I was so excited when he retired and moved to Weatherford. I treasure the years we shared there. Heaven gained a wonderful angel.

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