Mrs. Glenna R. Shuler

  • Born: November 17, 1941
  • Died: November 14, 2013
  • Location: Chapin, South Carolina

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Irmo, SC 29063
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Memorial service for Glenna Rae Shuler, 71, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Lake Murray Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.
Mrs. Shuler passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013. Born in Galeton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Weldon and Agnes Walaski Dunham and wife of David L. Shuler. She began her career as a bookkeeper in Lake Placid, NY, then owned and operated Shuler's Restaurant with her husband in Watertown, NY. She later worked as Branch Manager at Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and with her husband at their A&W restaurant in Gunnison, CO. Following retirement, they relocated to South Carolina. Glenna was a member of Lake Murray Presbyterian Church where she was very active in Sunday school class as well as a member and treasurer of the Women's Club. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed sharing her talents and creations with family and friends. Just as Christ defined love on the cross through sacrifice and deed, she pursued relationships with an unconditional level of kindness, compassion, commitment and love that was felt and known by all who knew her. Graceful and kind in all her deeds, she was an incredible person.
Always positive and smiling she set an example, inspired and left a lasting impression with everyone she met.
Glenna was a dedicated wife of almost 52 years and a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by her husband, Dave Shuler; children, Randy Shuler and wife, Robin, Scot Shuler, Stacy Shuler Davis and husband, Harrison, David L. Shuler, Jr.; grandchildren, Katherine, Taylor, Victoria, Amy, Jordan, Jaelen "JJ", Amanda, Payton; great-grandchildren, Elijah and Ezra. She is also survived by a brother, Fred Dunham and wife, Dot, sister, Barbara Saur, mother-in-law Marion Shuler, sister-in-law Kay Sears husband Pete, and numerous extended family members.
Memorials may be made to Lake Murray Presbyterian Church's Children Ministry Building fund.
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Condolence & Memory Journal


Glenna was one of my very favorite people in the whole world. I grew up with Davie and the Shuler family and have so many fond memories from Aurora to Gunnison and the A&W to family trips to Arizona. I can still hear her voice in my head calling out Davie's name as we were getting in trouble for something. I am sad. My condolences are with the Shuler family. Brian Friend

Posted by Brian Friend - Parker, CO - Friend   November 25, 2013

Your smile, your laugh, your friendship & advice... So many things that made you special to so many Glenna. May your family always cherish the memories they have. My heart goes out to them. As I remember our A&W days here in Gunnison, thank you for coming into our lives!

Posted by Lisa Lyons    November 25, 2013

Pat, the boys and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I had the opportunity to meet her and knew instantly how special of a person she was. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Judy Orman

Posted by Judy Orman - charlotte, NC - family friend   November 21, 2013

We are keeping all the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Pam and Steve Lofton - Chapin, SC - Friend   November 20, 2013

Our throughts are with you. We are so sorry and will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Posted by Joe and Wilma Lutz - Chapin, SC   November 20, 2013

Our prayers are with Dave and family.

Posted by Ann & Bo Locklier - Chapin, SC   November 19, 2013

We will miss your smiling face.

Posted by Julia Belk - Chapin, SC - Friend   November 19, 2013

Our hearts go out to entire Shuler family. Glenna was a remarkable woman who touched many people. Our family came to know Glenna & her family back in the days of Shuler's Restaurant & A&W. Her warmth & beautiful smile will never be forgotten. Dave, Randy, Scott, Stacy & Dave Jr our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

Posted by The Petranchuk Family    November 19, 2013

The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home extends sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Glenna Shuler.

Posted by Jessica P. Kline    November 18, 2013

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I met Glenna many years ago and immediately became fast friends with her and her husband Dave. Over the years and distance we lost contact but I never forgot how much I liked them and appreciated their company. I still hear Glenna's voice and remember her enduring smile with equally enduring fondness. I will always remember her.