Glen Searcy

Obituaries

March 14, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Glen H. Searcy, 87, of Iola died Friday, March 11, 2011, at Windsor Place Nursing Center in Iola.
He was born March 10, 1924, in Iola, to Roy and Grace (Harmon) Searcy. He attended Deer Creek and Rock Creek country schools, Iola High School and Allen County Junior College.
On Oct. 22, 1944, he married Alberta Beck in Chanute. They farmed in Humboldt until 1965. He was then employed by the Kansas State Board of Agriculture as an inspector until 1983 when they moved to Topeka where he worked as a supervisor until his retirement in 1989. While working for the Kansas State Board of Agriculture he earned a lifetime membership in the American Association of Fertilizer Control Officials and the American Association of Federal Control Officials.
He was a life member in the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and a member of Arab and Mirza Shrine Temples where he served as chaplain of both Shrine Temples. He was a member of the Methodist Church having served as superintendent of Jeddo Church and taught Sunday school classes for many years. He was currently a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Iola.
He liked the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was an accomplished woodworker and many homes are adorned with his work.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a son, J.R. and his wife, Glenda Sue (Susy Norton) of Hanford, Calif.; two granddaughters, Raquel and her husband, Jim Crisp, Lemoore, Calif., and Gerra Wynn, Hanford; and six great-grandchildren, Garrett, Jarred and Jack Crisp and Chase, Kiera and Jenna Scott.
A brother, Leroy, died earlier.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary United Methodist Church in Iola. The Rev. Gene McIntosh will officiate. Inurnment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Humboldt at a later date.
Memorials to the church of your choice or Shriners Hospitals for Children may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences for the family may be left iolafuneral.com.

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