Annie Glenn, widow of astronaut John Glenn, turning 100 on Monday

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. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A spokesman says that Annie Glenn is doing fine ahead of her 100th birthday Monday and that the family is appreciative of the continued affection toward her.

The Glenns were married for 73 years when John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, died in 2016 at age 95.

Annie Glenn was an advocate and educator in communication disorders and has rarely appeared in public since the year after her husband's death.