May perhaps twenty, 2020 — Annie Glenn, the wife of the initial American to orbit the Earth, died Tuesday at age one hundred thanks to complications of COVID-19.

After her partner John Glenn’s spaceflight in 1962, Annie Glenn attempted to keep away from media focus for the reason that she experienced a serious stutter. She went on to turn into an advocate for people with speech ailments, the Linked Push reported.

Annie Glenn died at a nursing house around St. Paul, Minn., mentioned Hank Wilson, a spokesman for the Glenn College or university of General public Affairs at Ohio Point