Anna Marie Black

April 6, 1911 - February 7, 2011

Anna Marie Glasener Black, age 99 of Plano, Texas passed away on February 7, 2011. Just two months shy of her 100th birthday; she was born on April 6, 1911 in Detroit, Michigan to Lewis Lawrence and Anna Olive (Pound) McBride. Marie was married to Paul Glasener on September 19, 1931 in Mayfield, New York. Paul and Marie moved to Northern Virginia during World War II when Paul was working for the US Agency for International Development (AID). Marie resided in Northern Virginia for over 50 years before moving to Frisco, Texas in 1997 at the age of 86. According to Marie, a steady diet of Hershey’s bars, Earl Grey Tea, a strong belief in religion and the love and support of her family and friends contributed to her long life. Marie was active in the Methodist Women’s Society, Wesley Theological Seminary, and Ferrum College, holding elected positions and traveling the Northern Virginia area as a speaker. She is preceded by Paul who passed away in 1986 after 54 years of marriage. Marie married Norman “Larry” Black on October 20, 1990 in Annandale, Virginia who also preceded her in death in 2005. The two widows met in a bowling league and Marie continued to prove that you’re never too old to keep living life to its fullest. She is survived by her son, Lewis Paul Glasener and his wife, Kathryn Sawetz of Vienna, Virginia; and daughter-in-law, Nora W. Natof of Frisco, Texas. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Diana Gelb and husband, Alex, Amanda Malley and husband, Tim, Kristina Sawetz-Glasener, Michael Sawetz-Glasener, Maginel Natof, and Lloyd Natof and five great-grandchildren, Austin Gelb, Arthur Miller, Dean Miller, Stuart Miller, and David Miller. Along with her husbands, Marie is preceded in death by two sons, Philip at age 24, and baby boy Bobbie and three brothers, Lawrence, Gordon and Jesse. The family will receive friends during a Visitation to be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Frisco, Texas on Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 2-4 PM. There will also be a funeral service at Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home, in Ashland, Ohio on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 2 PM, followed by burial at Nashville Cemetery, Nashville, Ohio.

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Marie was a very special person and a friend. I will always remember how enthusiastic she was when it came to the Washington Redskins games. Her Indian headdress for the games was great. I enjoyed the times that I got to spend with her and will miss her. Judy Reitz, February 12, 2011 My only claim to knowing Ms. Black is knowing her wonderful granddaughter Amanda who has loved her grandmother deeply and seems to have replicated many of her qualities. Her grandmother's spirit and love continue to live in Amanda. As her friend, I join the family in prayers and mourning. Sincerely, Zhenya Zhenya Arutyunyan, February 11, 2011