Celebrating the life of

Rachel Elaine Clark Glenn

July 02, 1970 - June 24, 2020

Rachel Elaine Clark Glenn

Elaine, (49), died June 24, 2020 in Savannah, while under the care of St. Joseph/Candler Hospital.

She was born July 2, 1970 in Savannah, GA and lived in Savannah all her life. 

She attended Herschel V. Jenkins High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Armstrong State College and received her Master’s Degree from Georgia Southern University.  She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Ascension and regularly attended Sunday school classes at the First Baptist Church of the Islands.  She was an active volunteer at Coastal Middle School, the Boy Scouts of America, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, YMCA Livestrong, and supported many other local organizations. 

After fighting a long battle against cancer, Elaine officially retired from teaching in 2017.

Surviving are her husband, James P. Glenn, Sr. of Savannah, GA; her son and his girlfriend, J. Patrick Glenn, Jr. and Rebecca A. Strohmetz; her mother, Miriam Juanita Clark; sister and brother-in-law, Denise (Clark) Boyles and Scott Boyles.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will be having a private service at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel, followed by a private graveside service at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Monday, June 29, 2020.

Pallbearers will be: Bob Frankosky, Joseph Frankosky, Robert Frankosky, Anthony Frankosky, Scott Boyles, John Wyatt Boyles, and Roger Boyles.

The family suggests that any remembrances be made in her memory to the Livestrong program at the Islands YMCA.



My heart is so heavy that my dear friend is gone but so happy that she is pain free and sporting her angel wings and shiny halo! She was truly one of a kind! Funny serious poetic jokester teacher and a heart bigger than the universe! She never failed to tell us that she loved us! I already miss her so much but will always remember her and her wild tales!!!

- Hancocks, Sav, Ga

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I'm so very sorry for your loss, she was too young to leave this world. Wishing you all peace in time. Much Love, Raquel and Randall

- Raquel White, Savannah, GA

May the good Lord wrap His loving arms around Elaine's family and friends during this time of sorrow. May He give all of us peace and comfort as we treasure the memories of this very inspirational woman who was larger than life. May we be so lucky to have even a part of the faith that Elaine possessed in her journey here on Earth. She will be greatly missed, but she will be in all of our hearts, for she has touched each and every one of us in her own special way.

- Dean, Cheryl, Melyssa & Mechelle Hunter, Wilmington Island, GA

Jim and Patrick, I share with you so many fond memories of Elaine .Knowing her, her mother and sister for so many years I felt part of your extended family. Elaine faced her crisis with such courage. She had a conviction that she would win her battle.. Jim and Patrick, I am sorry I can not be beside you at the celebration of her life, but will always have her in my fondest memories. With sadness but also joy in her heavenly life, she leaves a dear legacy in both Jim and Patrick. Fondly--Gerald Benson

- Gerald Benson, Savannah, GA

Juanita, Jim and Patrick, my heart hurts for you. Elaine was truly an angel on earth. She is missed.

- Betty Walden, Savannah, Georgia

It was with great sadness that I read of Elaine’s passing. I have many memories of my time as a first time principal, working with Elaine. I know how she struggled with many of my decisions in the beginning, but I always knew that whatever actions she took or words she spoke, that she did so with the best interest of your son and the students at heart. I had tremendous admiration for Elaine. She was an extraordinary teacher. I never walked into her classroom to find anything but the best instruction taking place. I could always depend on her calm demeanor, and positive attitude. I also knew that if something was asked of her it would be done and done well. She was truly a gift to all of the children she taught. May God be with you and comfort you in your loss and may you always feel her presence with you and feel comfort knowing she is in a better place.

- Sherry McClain, Savannah, GA.

She in the arms of jesus now she and Everett are playing the piano

- Patricia bowen , SAVANNAH, Georgia

Even though Elaine's ky family is so far you are in our prayers and constant thoughts through these days. Even as a little girl Elaine was always finding ways to make life easier for each of her family members. She was certainly one of God's angels. She lived life to the fullest and did God's work daily. Heaven is joyful to have her home now. She has left a legacy that is a challenge for us to follow, yet we must try. That's what she would want.

- Marilyn Melton, Lexington, Kentucky

Jim, Patrick & family, we are sad to hear of Elaine's passing. She will be missed by us and by very many members of the Savannah community. She will not be forgotten in our prayers! Bill & Helen Walter, Midway, GA

- Bill & Helen Walter, MIDWAY, GA

Jim, I first met Elaine last year in the halls of Coastal Middle School. She was bubbly, outgoing and struck up a conversation as though we had known each other for years. She was a firecracker and she made a lasting impression on me. I know she will be missed by all that knew her. All my love goes out to you and your family.

- Gillian Riley , Savannah , Ga

Jim and Patrick, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss of Elaine. She was a true angel and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. I know that she was admired for all the wonderful work that she accomplished during her lifetime.

- Michael Campbell, SAVANNAH, Georgia

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Juanita, Jim, and Patrick, You three have our deepest sympathy and condolences. Elaine was an amazing woman and will be missed. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord’s face shine upon you and bring you peace.

- The Owens, Savannah, GA

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- Ronald R Steidley, Hinesville, GA

Mrs. Glenn was one of the greatest teachers I had in school, she went beyond the limits of teaching. She encouraged, lead by example and pushed me to my limits. She encouraged me to pursue my medical career. She will be missed but not forgotten. I’ll be praying for you.

- Javier & Krystyna Flores, Savannah , Georgia

I'm so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Elaine while I was working at Marshpoint. I had Patrick in my class when he was in 5th grade.

- Rena Heller, Guyton, Ga

Patrick, Mr. Glenn and family; We feel blessed to have known Elaine, Mrs. Glenn, wife, Mom, daughter, teacher, co-teacher, student, live wire, lover of life, friend, and inspiration. She was all of these things and more and owned them! Your strength Is admirable as well. There is always a special place in our hearts for your entire family. Love, Bruce and Sarah Spradley

- Bruce and Sarah Spradley , Savannah , GA

So sad to hear of Elaine’s passing. We all thought so much of her. She was so sweet, kind and helpful. So many memories of the camp outs with the cub scouts. We were so grateful for her helping Max at coastal middle school. She was a great person to know and a wonderful wife mother and teacher. The world needs more people like Elaine in it.

- The Huber family , Savannah, Ha

It's terrible to hear about the lose of Elaine, as we express our sincere sympathy to the Glenn family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

- Wanda, Mac, and Kennie Miller, Savannah, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Services Will Be Private