Ann Elizabeth “Annie” Glacken of Kannapolis, NC passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 24, 2023 after a courageous 17 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Annie is survived by her loving husband of fifty years, Greg Glacken, mother, Gloria Mueller of Wentzville, Mo, adoring children Carrie Howland (John), Timothy Glacken, Erin Pepper (Geoff Hong), Justin Glacken (Chelsea), grandchildren Gavin Pepper, Ian Pepper, Charlie Howland, Eliza Howland, Henry Howland, and one baby Glacken who is yet to arrive but who Annie was so grateful for. Annie is also survived by her three sisters, Ellen Barnett (New Memphis, IL), Jane Giannattasio (Armada, MI) and Christine Hanlon (Wentzville, MO) numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Annie is preceded in death by her father Theodore Vincent Mueller and brother John.
Born on March 23, 1954, Annie was a gifted artist and teacher. She was a member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina and taught many in person and on-line art workshops sharing her passion for watercolor painting and journaling. She was honored to have her work at the Billy Graham Library. Annie was known to walk around the chemotherapy floor handing out her paintings with scriptures to lift up and comfort her fellow cancer patients. Her faith throughout her life, diagnosis and ultimately the end was an inspiration to so many.
Annie will be missed so dearly by her friends and family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother as well as a loyal friend. A celebration of life will be held at Hickory Grove Baptist Church 13200 Mallard Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262 on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. The visitation will begin at 1:00pm. The celebration of life will follow at 2:00pm.
Donations can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.