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Jo E Glenn

Chaput Buoy Funeral Home

Clifton, KS


Jo E. Glenn, 88 , of Concordia, formerly of Clifton, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia.

He was born on February 24, 1925 in Clay County to William and Ellen (Shutt) Glenn.

Jo served his country in the United States Army during WWII as a surgical technician with the Medical Detachment 163rd Infantry. While serving in the Army, Jo was a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Jo married Bernice Rickley on September 3, 1946 in Clay Center. She passed away on March 24, 1972. He then married Jean (Ferron) Arpin on October 1, 1974. She passed away on September 6, 2012.

Jo was a member of the American Legion Post #76, VFW Post #588, and Military Order of the Purple Heart in Salina. He was well recognized for being the grower at Matthews Greenhouse for 47 years. Jo loved his family and playing music.

Jo is survived by:
Son: J. Ed Glenn and wife Cheryl of Kansas City, Missouri;
Daughter: Mary Gonzales and husband Sabas of Indianapolis, Indiana;
Step daughters: Patricia Walker and husband James, DVM, of Concordia, Susan Bechard and husband Steven of Clifton;
12 grandchildren: Bill Genereux, Melinda Schowengerdt, James Glenn, Heather McFeely, Rachel Glenn, Andrew York, Amanda York, Lisa Kuhn, Mary Gutierrez, April Fahey, Bradley Bechard, Devin Bechard;
15 great grandchildren
several nieces and nephews.

Jo was preceded in death by his parents; both spouses; a daughter, Bernita Genereux; brother, James Glenn; and a sister, Marvel Kissick.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clifton with Rev. Larry Letourneau officiating. Interment will be at approximately 1:00 PM in the Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center. Visitation will be held from 10 AM to 9 PM Tuesday, October 22, 2013 with a vigil service at 6:00 PM at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia.

Memorials are suggested to the American Legion or St. Judes Children’s Hospital in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia is in charge of arrangements.

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