FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2016 file photo, Annie Glenn arrives to view the casket of her husband famed astronaut John Glenn as he lies in honor, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn turns 100-years-old on Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Annie Glenn, the wife of the late astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn, is turning 100 Monday and is doing fine, a spokesman said.
But she is eschewing the media spotlight that shone on her and her husband for nearly six decades.
"The Glenn family is appreciative of the continued affection and interest towards Annie. She is well but is no longer doing interviews," Hank Wilson, a spokesman for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University, said in an email.
The Glenns had been married for 73 years when John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, died in 2016 at age 95.
-Story by Julie Carr Smyth, The Associated Press
Learn more interesting facts about Annie Glenn
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Where was she born?
Anna Margaret Castor was born on Feb. 17, 1920 in Columbus Ohio.
(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Early years and schooling
Annie's family settled in New Concord, Ohio a few years after she was born. She eventually attended the nearby Muskingum College (now Muskingum University).
Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. shown with his wife, Annie outside their Arlington, Va., home on Feb. 3, 1962, during his first news conference. Glenn spent more than five hours in the Mercury capsule atop a rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida a week ago only to have the shot postponed. Glenn said he is anxious to get ahead with is orbit of the earth. (AP Photo/Bob Schutz)
How did she and John Glenn meet?
Annie and John knew each other from the time they were young children. They married shortly after she graduated college.
FILE - In this Dec. 8, 1983 file photo, Annie Glenn speaks during an interview in Newport, N.H. The wife of the late astronaut and senator John Glen turns 100 on Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/File)
A champion for those with speech disabilities
Glenn suffered from a stutter for a significant portion of her life, something that led to her becoming a champion for those with speech and communication disorders.
FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, former astronaut and senator John Glenn and his wife Annie Glenn answer questions during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. The wife of the late John Glenn turns 100-years-old on Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
What has she been doing recently
Other than a small birthday party in 2017, the AP reports that Glenn has made few public appearances since the death of her husband.
Flags fly at half-staff outside the John & Annie Glenn Museum, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in New Concord, Ohio. Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Want to learn more about the Glenns?
If you want to learn more about the lives of Annie and John Glenn, head to the museum dedicated to them in their former home of New Concord.
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Family members of former U.S. Sen. John Glenn, left to right, son David Glenn, wife Annie Glenn, and daughter Lyn Glenn react to Glenn's speech during a celebration for the renaming of Port Columbus International Airport to John Glenn Columbus International Airport Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Senate Bill 159, which changes the name of the airport, goes into effect in September. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., and his family were feted by the Ohio State Society at a reception in the State Department reception room in Washington, D.C., Feb. 28, 1962. Rep. Walter H. Moeller (D-Ohio), left, presented a citation on behalf of Gov. Michael DiSalle and Rep. Tom V. Moorehead (R-Ohio), right, awarded the Ohio State flag as a gift from the state society to Lt. Col. and his wife Annie, both Ohio natives. (AP Photo/Charles Gorry)
Marine Colonel John Glenn Jr. stands with his family in the office of Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Wallace M. Green in Washington D.C. as Glenn formally retired from the Marine Corps, Jan. 4, 1965. Glenn, first United States astronaut to orbit the earth, expects to continue in the space program. The family, from left, are: wife Annie, Col. Glenn, daughter Carolyn Ann, 17, and son John David, 19. (AP Photo/John Rous)
Astronaut John Glenn Jr. and his wife Annie admire their own model of the Collier Trophy which was awarded to him and the other seven astronauts for 1963, Oct. 10, 1963, by President Kennedy at a White House ceremony. At a luncheon following, each was given a small replica trophy like this one. (AP Photo/William J. Smith)
Lt. Col. John Glenn Jr. and his wife Annie look over his first campaign sign in his race to win the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator from Ohio, in Columbus, Jan. 21, 1964. The sign is in Glenn's hotel suite here. He won't begin active campaigning until his retirement from the Marine Corps is official. (AP Photo/Julian C. Wilson)
Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, answers questions from the press in Jackson, Miss, Jan. 18, 1984. At left is his wife, Annie Glenn. Glenn traveled through the South seeking support for his presidential campaign. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo/Tannen Maury)
Astronaut John Glenn and his wife Annie sit atop an open car with their arms around each other during a Washington parade in his honor, Feb. 26, 1962. The Capitol is seen in the background between the couple. On seat in Vice President Lyndon Johnson. (AP Photo)
U.S. first astronaut John Glenn, second from right, and his wife Annie Glenn, center, examine an ancient bronze statue called Lo Spinario (The Thrornpuller), in one of the museums on the ancient Capitol Hill where Romes City Hall is located, as they were received by the Rome Mayor, Amerigo Petrucci, left, Oct. 13, 1965, Rome, Italy. The statue represents presumably one Marcio, a Roman messenger who completed an important mission without interrupting his course in spite of a thorn penetrated in one of his feet. (AP Photo/Mario Torrisi)
A present for an Astronauts wife Annie Glenn, left, wife of U.S. Astronaut John Glenn, center, receives a plate from Mayor Willy Brundert of Frankfurt, Sept. 29, 1965, Frankfurt, West Germany. The Glenns arrived in Frankfurt to begin a three-week good will tour of Europe on an assignment from President Lyndon B. Johnson. (AP Photo)
U.S. Senator John Glenn, right, and his wife Annie dot the 'i' during half time of the Ohio State against Navy NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)
Astronaut John Glenn, left, joins President John F. Kennedy after he received NASA's Distinguished Service Award Medal at Cape Canaveral, Florida on February 23, 1962. At right is Annie Glenn, wife of the astronaut. Glenn piloted the Mercury-Atlas 6 "Friendship 7" spacecraft on the first manned three-orbit mission around the earth on February 20, 1962. (AP Photo)
Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, right, gets a taste of birthday cake from his wife Annie Glenn during a surprise birthday party in his honor on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 17, 1986, Washington, D.C. Glenn will be 65-years-old on Friday. (AP Photo/Lana Harris)
Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio), and his wife Annie pose with their family, April 19, 1983 on Capitol Hill in his Washington office. At right are son David Glenn, and grandson Daniel, 7 months. At left is Philip Freedman, husband of Glen's daughter Lyn. Behind the Glenns are Karen Glenn, wife of David, and Lyn Glenn Freedman, at right. The senator is slated to announce his presidential candidacy on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ira Schwarz)
Sen. John Glenn, right, with his wife Annie, answers questions during a celebration dinner honoring his legacy on the 50th anniversary of his historic flight aboard Friendship 7 Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn was the first American to orbit Earth, piloting Friendship 7 around it three times in 1962, and also became the oldest person in space, at age 77, by orbiting Earth with six astronauts aboard shuttle Discovery in 1998. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Annie Glenn Arlington 1962; Associated Press