Longtime Calhoun educator Glena L. Hardman Pitts, has died at the age of 82.

Pitts, (pictured left with her husband "Jack") a resident of Cabot Station, died Friday morning, December 30, 2005, following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 2, 2006, at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Pastor Kevin Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Collins Community Cemetery at Stumptown.

Friends and family may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Sunday at the mortuary.

"MeMe" as she was known to her family and friends, was a graduate of Normantown High School Class of 1941.

She was a graduate of Glenville State College, with a teaching degree which led to her teaching career at Byrd School (one room school), Cabot Station, Grantsville Grade and Pleasant Hill School, where she retired after 35 years.

She held memberships in many civic organizations, a scout den mother, Grantsville Chapter Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Grantsville First Baptist Church.

On January 11, 1947, she was united in marriage to Loranza G. "Jack" Pitts, who survives.

Born May 1, 1923, at Chestnut Lick, Gilmer County, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Georgia Radcliff Hardman.

A daughter and two sons survive, Jackie Blankenship and husband, Ron, of Grantsville; Rick M. Pitts and wife, Sharon, and B.K. Pitts and wife, Melissa, both of Grantsville.

Seven grandchildren survive, Paige Toney, Cam Blankenship, Ashley Pitts, Dylan Baker, Brandon Baker, Tyler Walling and Brianna Pitts; and one great-grandchild, Bradyn Toney.

Also surviving are one brother and two sisters, Harry Hardman of Elyria, Ohio, Millie Funk of Glen Bernie, Maryland and Betty Boggs of Hillard, Ohio.

Mrs. Pitts was preceded in death by two brothers, Porter and Jake Hardman and two infant siblings.

Step on it Sonny!

Glena celebrated her 80th birthday on May 1, 2003. A special activity for this big day was her riding a Harley Davidson with her son Rick Pitts. Glena always said she'd ride the motorcycle on her 80th birthday and she kept her word.