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Glenn E. Witchey, son of Jacob E. Witchey and Hattie Dill Witchey, was born on Aug. 9, 1905, in Alva, Okla., and passed away on Feb. 12, 2005, in Springfield, at the age of 99 years.
Glenn was a resident of Brookline Station for the past 13 years, moving from Ava, where he lived most of his life. Glenn was a farmer.
On March 5, 1926, Glenn and Gladys M. Evilsisor were united in marriage in Ava, and to this union seven children were born. Glenn was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Ava.
He enjoyed his craft-making, such as painting, woodworking and stained glass. He also loved his animals and enjoyed visited and telling stories and being with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; three sisters; his wife, Gladys; one son, Earl Witchey; and two grandchildren.
Glenn is survived by six children, Cecil E. Witchey, Ava, Arlyce Lankford, Brookline Station, Mo., Leona Arlene Springs, Warsaw, Mo., Robert Witchey, Springfield, Betty Kenyon and Loren Gene Witchey, both of Ava; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Fritz, Wichita, Kans.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m., at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with Pastor Dan Kaffenberger officiating. Interment was in the Whites Creek Cemetery.