Glenna Jean Doyle
Glenna Jean (“Jean”) Doyle was born on July 24, 1933 and left this world on December 4, 2021. Jean was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Pat, with whom she had celebrated 65 years of marriage. She was also preceded by her parents, Franklin and Lillian Martin, her brother, Fred Martin, nephew Fred Martin Jr. and grandson, Jack. She is survived by her niece, Julie (Tom) Corcoran, her children Michael (Judy), Kathleen (Tim) Neumaier, Brian (Kathy), Stephen (Ali), her grandchildren, Allison, Dana, Kaitlin, Danny, Molly, Timmy, Maggy, Mike, Kelly, Megan, Tommy, Chelsea, Caitlin, and Carter and eight great grandchildren.
Jean was born in Wooster, Ohio and moved to Clark and Millersburg and eventually Alliance where she attended middle school and high school. She was a young woman of uncommon intelligence, graduating near the top of her class at Alliance High School where she captained the award winning debate team, was a member of the Quill and Scroll Society and National Honor Society, was a feature writer for the school newspaper, edited the school yearbook, and played first saxophone in the band, among other activities. After high school graduation in 1951 she earned her degree in education at Bowling Green State University. Following graduation in 1955 she flew to Germany where she was married in a Catholic ceremony to her life-long love, Pat Doyle, who also attended Alliance High School and was stationed in Germany for military duty. After honeymooning in Switzerland and living in Europe for a year they returned to Ohio at the completion of Pat’s military duty and then settled in Whitefish Bay, WI where they raised their family of four children. While Jean was never employed in her field of college study, she, like many other women of that time, devoted herself to raising her children while conducting all the chores of cleaning, cooking, decorating, and managing the expenses and finances. She became an extremely skilled seamstress, quilter, and needle pointer and did clothing alterations for many friends. When not working in the home she was always present at her husband’s side at all of her children’s
many athletic contests or school activities. Shortly after her children graduated from high school, she and Pat moved briefly to St Louis and eventually returned to their home state of Ohio where Jean utilized her managerial and technical skills as Administrative Assistant to the President and Office Manager for Huebcore Communications. She eventually retired in 2005 and spent the rest of her days in Twinsburg with her husband, enjoying visits with their children, grandchildren, and later great grandchildren, reading, sewing, and following her favorite sports teams with Pat. Jean had a deep Christian faith and was a faithful member of St Rita Church where she found much support and fellowship. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends in Wisconsin and Ohio. A funeral mass will be held at the Catholic Church of St Rita in Solon on Saturday December 11, at 10:00 AM. Donations in Jean’s name may be made to St Rita.