Lois Maxine Summers Glenn, followed her true love to heaven on Dec. 4, 2017. She was born Feb. 6, 1925 to Ralph and Courtney (Mitchell) Summers in Kansas City, KS. At age 7 she moved to Salina, KS, where she attended Salina High School and met the love of her life, Arthur Glenn. She attended Kansas State University and Marymount College before marrying Art in 1946. They moved to Memphis where she worked for the phone company to support them while he attended optometry school. After moving to Russell, KS in 1950, she was a homemaker for their family of five.
Lois was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Russell and Lakeview United Methodist Church in Sun City, AZ. She was a member of the Russell Hospital Auxiliary, Russell Arts Council, and Ladies Auxiliary of the Kansas Optometric Association. She worked with the Girl Scouts and volunteered with Meals on Wheels as well as other local causes. Lois enjoyed golfing with Art and loved to sing and
dance. She sang in the 1950ís with a female quartet, the Better Half Notes, and traveled with them to compete in a national competition. Carrying on her fatherís legacy as a Shrine clown, she donned his costume and makeup and performed countless times at different events, one of the most memorable being at the state optometric convention as the Master of Ceremonies. Lois didnít know a stranger and made friends wherever she went. What a truly one-of-a kind fun lady with a laughing spirit and always a positive outlook - we will miss those times when you broke out in dance steps, Mom!! Lois and Art were dearly loved by all who knew them. In the Brookdale community, where they last resided, everyone marveled at their blessing of a 72-year marriage and referred to them as a true love story. Thereís some danciní going on in Heaven now! And a rooty-toot-toot!
Survivors include her 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); and 1 sister, Edna Young.
Celebration of the Glennís 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. 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 Childrenís Research Hospital or Kansas City Hospice. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.