Arthur Dale Glenn, 92, passed away peacefully on Nov. 7, 2017 in Overland Park, KS. He was born Novovember 21, 1924, to Arthur and Della Mae (Wilvers) Glenn in Salina, KS. He graduated Salina High School in 1942, and attended Kansas University before enlisting to serve our country in the Army Air Corp during WW II. He later attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, graduating in 1949.
In June 1946, Art married Lois Maxine Summers and they shared 72 years of marriage and were blessed with 3 children. He practiced optometry for 52 years in Russell, KS. He served as president of the Kansas Optometric Association and was on the State Board of Examiners. He traveled to Mexico with VOSH, a humanitarian project to provide eye care. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Russell and Lakeview United Methodist Church in Sun City, AZ. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and Isis Shrine as well as a lifetime member of the VFW and Elks. His passions included boating, hunting, fishing and golf. He truly valued good friendships. In retirement, he and Lois loved to travel by motorhome and spent many winters in Arizona and Mexico. In 2000, they settled in Sun City, Arizona, where he loved being in his “little paradise” and orchard until 2013, when they moved to Overland Park, KS. We so enjoyed having them back in Kansas and will greatly miss this kind, generous man who truly had a heart of gold.
He is survived by his 3 children, Mark Glenn (Melissa); Marilyn Staab (Lyle); and Wade Glenn; and 3 grandchildren, Justin Glenn (Katrina); Evan Glenn (Alex); and Lily Staab (Sean Cedillo).
Celebration of the Glenn’s Life will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell with Pastor Ron Wedel officiating. Masonic Rites will be conducted by the Russell Masonic Lodge. Family will greet guests from 9:30 A.M. to service time the day of the service. Burial of ashes will follow at the Russell City Cemetery. A Memorial has been established with the Shriners Children’s Research Hospital or Kansas City Hospice. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.