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Glenn K. Johnson

July 29, 1930 ~ July 16, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary

Glenn K. Johnson, age 91, of Brookfield, passed away peacefully at home on July 16, 2022, surrounded by his family.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Wheeling Cemetery with Pastor Leon Bryant officiating.  Open visitation will be at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield on Tuesday, July 19th, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m.

Memorials suggested to Shriners Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.

Glenn was born to Ernest and Bessie Johnson on July 29, 1930, in Sumner, MO.  He married Martha (DD) Cooper on February 3, 1951, and they were married 67 years.  She preceded him in death on May 10, 2020.  Together they raised a son, Ronnie, who also preceded him in death in 1985.

Glenn and Martha attended the Wheeling Christian Church and they freely invited family and friends to attend with them.

During their early years of marriage, they made their home in Wheeling and surrounding areas and finally settled in Meadville area.  They remained there until moving to Brookfield.  Winter months in later years were spent in San Juan, Texas.

Glenn is survived by granddaughter, Jackie Moore and husband, David, and great-granddaughter, Faith Moore of the Lake of the Ozarks; 2 brothers, Marvin Johnson and wife, Dee of Stover, and Ernest (Ernie) Dale of Sweet Springs; sisters-in-law, Lucille Bowyer of Meadville, and Dixie Singleton of Moberly; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Glenn in death are his parents, Ernest and Bessie Johnson; granddaughter, Ronna Cooper; in-laws, Pete and Ruth Cooper; sisters, Della Mae Speck and Martha Casey; sisters-in-law, Helen Atwood, Louise Muck, and Evelyn Moner; and brothers-in-law, Wm. (Bill) Singleton, Raymond Bowyer, James Muck, and Michael (Nick) Moner.

His early years, Glenn farmed, and for many years he worked as a boilermaker out of  Local #83 in Kansas City, MO.  He and Martha  also operated a kennel for many years in Meadville. 

First and foremost, Glenn was a "people" person.  His wife always said, "Glenn never met a stranger."  There were always funny stories he shared about family, friends, and acquaintances known throughout his life.

Glenn's favorite pastime after moving to Brookfield was for them to go to McDonald's to visit with friends to catch up on news and he continued to do so after Martha passed.

He has spent many hours during afternoons watching Judge Judy, Family Feud, and CNN with his friend, Donnie, who was very helpful to Glenn when needed.

Glenn loved kids and was very passionate about Shriners and St. Jude's and the help they provided for children in need.

He will be missed greatly by family and friends and his humor and love was evident to all.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
July 19, 2022

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wright Funeral Home
1201 West Helm
Brookfield, MO 646289

Graveside Service
Wednesday
July 20, 2022

11:00 AM
Wheeling Cemetery

Donations

Shriners Hospital for Children

St. Jude Children's Hospital

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