Glenna F. Kensinger

03/03/1935 - 10/29/2021


Obituary For Glenna F. Kensinger

Glenna F. Kensinger
March 3, 1935 – October 29, 2021
Glenna F. Kennsinger, 86, Altoona, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona.
Glenna was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ross W. and Mable (McGill) Shaw. She married William D. Kensinger who preceded her in death on October 21, 2008.
Surviving are three daughters: Donna Williams (Mark) of Claysburg, Vickie Shaw and Tina Kensinger both of Altoona; a son, Bill Kensinger of NC; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Janet Wance of Altoona.
Glenna was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Kensinger; two brothers: Dale and Donald Shaw; and a sister, Shirley Shaw.
Glenna enjoyed shopping at Walmart and Boscov’s and spending time with family and friends, especially with her special friend “Sis”.
She will be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother.
There will be no public funeral services.
Arrangements are by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes facebook.

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  • 10/31/2021

    Rest in peace Glenna. We wasn't related by blood but it sure felt like it.

  • 10/31/2021

    My gram was the sweetest human being I've EVER met! Beautiful inside & so beautiful out. She would take the clothes off her back to help someone. She was an angel on this earth & brought love to so many & happiness! She'd look at you & you'd feel comfort & compassion just by a glance. I know she wouldn't want her family/friends to be so full of sadness & to remember her as she was but also now everyone who knew her had a huge chunk of their heart missing. That won't ever be replaced. I am so blessed to call her my gram & wouldn't want anyone else. I'll love you forever & always! 💕 I miss you!

  • 10/31/2021

    Gram will always be in my heart. She is loved by so many. She took me and my 2 sisters in and raised us. I keep thinking about when we was little she would pay us a dollar to rub her back and she would rub your leg in the same spot till it felt irritated! I love you gram, we will be together again.

  • 10/31/2021

    Gram was one of the best humans I ever met. She was the glue to our family, was so thoughtful and loved her family til her last breath. With a heart of gold, a great sense of humor, everyone who met her, was lucky! Grandma, you will be missed til we meet again. I love you so much, it hurts...

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Joseph J. Stevens III


Joseph J. Stevens III