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Glenna Farmer Barden (1945-2017)

Glenna Farmer Barden

TEMPLE - Glenna Farmer Barden, 72, passed away on Nov. 22, 2017 at her home in Temple.

She was born on Nov. 11, 1945, in Portland, the daughter of Vincent Thaxter Farmer and Ruby (Lunt) Farmer.

Glenna attended elementary school at the Temple Red Schoolhouse and graduated from Farmington High School in the class of 1964. She attended the University of Maine at Augusta to study nursing and became a Registered Nurse. Over the years, Glenna worked at the Farmer’s Nursing Home, Strong Nursing Home, Victorian Villa, Gould Health Systems and Beacon Hospice. For a few years, she owned and operated Probert’s Market in Strong.

In her leisure time, Glenna enjoyed flower gardening. Everyone that knew Glenna- loved her, whether it be from her nursing or her taking in and caring for anyone in need.

Glenna is survived by; her significant other, Gary Barden of Temple; her son, Vincent Barden of Strong; her daughters, Lisa Barden and significant other Allen Baston of Strong, Jennifer Nile and husband David of New Vineyard; her granddaughters, Kristen Mitchell of North New Portland, Melisa Bryant and husband Darrick of Temple, and Mikala Nile of New Vineyard; her great grandson, Brayden Lovejoy of North New Portland; her great granddaughters, Alexis and Joanna Bryant of Temple; and her brother, Erald Farmer of Temple.

She was predeceased by; her parents, Thaxter Farmer and Ruby Farmer; her siblings, Bert Farmer, Hartley Farmer and Beatrice Milewski.

Donations in Glenna’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, ME 04938.

On Friday, December 1, 2017, visitation will be held from 10 am to 12 pm, and a funeral service to begin at 12 pm, at Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938, with Rev. John Tolman officiating. Interment will follow at the Farmer Cemetery, Orchard Hill Rd., in Temple.

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  1. Sorry to hear about Glennas' passing.She was such a sweet and caring lady. She will be surely missed.

  2. Jen and family, sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family..

  3. Glenna was a marvelous, unique person who lit up the lives of many.

    Recall her time operating the restaurant at the Mt. Blue Shopping Center where this characteristic was so evident.

  4. So sorry to hear of Glenna's passing, she was a special person. Our thoughts and prayers for everyone in her family.

  5. Our sincere condolences to the family. Glenna was a very special and brilliant lady. She will be missed by all.

  6. Glenna was an amazing,beautiful,person with a Heart of Gold.I will be forever grateful to have had her both as a friend and a second mom to me,she will forever be etched into my heart.My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  7. Thinking of all the family members. My sincerest condolences to all.

  8. So sorry to hear of Glenna's passing. I thought a lot of her. She taught my CNA class many years ago and was an awesome teacher. She loved to laugh and always had a smile for you. Vincent and family, my thoughts and prayers to you all. She will be missed...RIP glenna

  9. Glenna....a character, for sure, with the best laugh!!! Her family is sure going to miss that. Share the memories.

  10. It's sad to lose a special person like Glenna. Terry and I share condolences with Erald and Sally, and all Glenna's family.

  11. Glenna will be missed. She was such a great nurse with a marvelous sense of humor, I learned so much from her...I was privileged to have been oriented in my hospice work by her. Prayers for the family.

  12. Sorry for the families loss of such an energetic person. The world will miss her.

  13. Sorry to hear of Glenna Bardens passing she was a long time friend. My prayers for the family

  14. So sorry, I have know Glenna for many yrs going back to the 70's very happy person, awesome friend. God Bless. She is and always was an awesome mother.

  15. She was always so good to my sister (sylvia bishop ), and we loved her, our prayers for her family. ..

  16. Erald and Glenna's family. So sorry about Glenna's passing. I was so glad to see her at "grandparents day" at Mallett School;. Didn't realize she was so ill.. Many funny memories of Temple School and some "camping" trips. Prayers to you all.

  17. Marie and I shared happy moments with Glenna during meals at Bea’s house. She will be missed.

  18. Judy and I are saddened to learn of Glenna’s passing. Her legacy is Love and generosity, and it made the people she touched better for it.