Glenn Claycamp, age 90, of Blue Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids.
Glenn was born on October 20, 1929, at Ogallah, to Frederik G. and Millie I. (Garrett) Claycamp.
Glenn and Anna met at the Methodist church in Blue Rapids when they were just kids. After Glenn got out of the Army they would meet up again at church and this time, begin to know each other and talk about a future. Glenn married Anna Singleton at 9 p.m. on Sept. 29, 1954 at the Baptist Church in Blue Rapids. Glenn and Anna were one of three brothers who married three sisters. Each of those couples were able to celebrate their 50th anniversaries together.
Glenn was the father of 4 children: Glenda Ann, Yvonne Kay, Gregory Eldon, Brenda Ann. Glenn worked most of his life with Howard Miller on his farm. He later delivered the KC Star newspaper for several years. He and Anna started A&G Ceramics store where she taught ceramics. The family spent many evenings at the store painting ceramics, telling jokes and laughing. Glenn was always willing to help anyone. His family was everything to him. He enjoyed teaching his grandchildren, helping Kay and Dave with mowing, or Kay helping with his newspaper route. He also enjoyed traveling and the adventures that came with living life.
Glenn attended the Blue Rapids United Methodist Church and was a life member of the George Bedford Post 169 of the American Legion in Blue Rapids. He and Anna also spent a great deal of time working with the local DAD diabetes association. They regularly attended meetings and participated in the Walk for Diabetes walkathons.
Survivors include two children Greg (Cathy) Claycamp of Waynesville, North Carolina and Kay (Dave) Taylor of Blue Rapids, a grandson, Ben Stahl of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and granddaughter, Duska Roberts of Waynesville, North Carolina, two great-grandchildren, three brothers: Fred Claycamp (Ardean) of Omaha, Larry Claycamp (Carol) of BR and Ronald Claycamp (Bette Jo) of Redmond, Oregon.
Glenn was preceded in death by his wife Anna, both parents, Fred and Millie Claycamp, two daughters: Glenda Ann and Brenda Ann, five sisters: Marguerite Mapes, Vesta Hula, Anna Marie Taylor, Verna Eichman, Patricia Frederick and Donna Sue Claycamp, and four brothers: Wayne Claycamp, Robert Gene Claycamp, Darrell Claycamp and Jimmy Dale Claycamp.
Viewing will be from noon to 8:00pm, Thursday, April 9, 2020, at Terry-Christie Funeral Home in Waterville. Private graveside services are planned with burial at Prospect Hill Cemetery, north of Blue Rapids. Pastor Troy Bowers is the officiant. A memorial service will be planned for a later date.
Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of Terry-Christie Funeral Home at PO Box 61, Waterville, Kansas 66548.