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Wallace "Wally" Glanville

May 24, 1936 — August 3, 2023

Wallace Traver  “Wally” Glanville (“Terry” as a child) was born in Strong City, Kansas, on May 24, 1936. He moved with his family to a farm outside Ottawa, Kansas, in 1938. He attended eight years at Hawkins one-room school in the country and then graduated from Ottawa High School in 1954. He graduated from K-State in 1958 with a B.S. in math education. That summer he married Carolyn West, also of Ottawa. He earned an M.S. in science education from Emporia Teacher’s College in 1961. Wally taught from 1958-1963 in Rossville, Kansas, and 1963-1997 at Shawnee Mission West High School. He also painted houses with Larry Webster for 17 years. Never shying away from a problem, Wally was always ready to jump in and discover how to fix something or make it better.

Attending Cross Points Church since 1983, Wally and Carolyn have been involved in many ministries of the church. They were home group leaders for many years. They have mentored more than twenty-five married and engaged couples in the “marriage mentoring” ministry. Always generous, warm, gentle, and honest, Wally passionately loved Jesus, loved the Scriptures, loved the church, loved the Gospel, and loved his family. To the very end of his life, he strove to share the Gospel he loved with any around him who did not know his Savior.

Wally and Carolyn were married for 65 years and 7 days. He is survived by his wife; one sister, Dorothy (Jim) Congrove; two daughters: Terri (John) Lenk; and Rhonda (Olson) Anderson; six grandchildren: Merah (Eddie) Wright, Matthew (Cristina) Anderson, Christopher (Amy) Lenk, Carolyn Lenk, Mary Lenk, and Michaela Lenk; eight great-grandchildren: Mikya, Alana, Elian, Eli, Jonah, Abi, Victor, and Wally. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lyle Glanville, and his sister, Roberta Brown.

The family asks that gifts be made to Cross Points Missions or City Union Mission.

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