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Mary Ada Glenn

April 15, 1942 ~ April 9, 2018 (age 75)

Mary Ada (Nolan) Glenn, passed away at the age of 75 on April 9, 2018. Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Nolan and her father Glen Nolan of El Dorado, KS. Mary was born in El Dorado, KS on April 15, 1942 and graduated at the El Dorado High School. Mary leaves her husband of 33 years James Earl Glenn; 4 children Raymond (Debbie) Griggs of Rogers, Arkansas, Connie (David) Pace of El Dorado, Jan (Phil) Willis of Leon and Kathy Speer of Wichita ; one sister, Beverly (Willis) Green of El Dorado; two step daughters Linda (Danny) Shipman of El Dorado and Sandra (Jim) Unruh of Lawrence; 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Mary spent most of her life working in El Dorado. Mary was the leader in “Credit Women” in their early years. She was employed at Ace Hardware and later spent 28 years as head of yield accounting at Fina Refinery in El Dorado. Mary loved camping and fishing around the Bluestem Lake. She loved family reunions. Mary and her husband started the PRIDE organization in Burns after building her home in 1985. She later served on the Burns City Council for several years and was later elected as Mayor of Burns for two terms. A memorial service for Mary will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 2 pm at Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado. Mary will be laid to rest at a later date at Bluff Cemetery in Springdale, Arkansas. Memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be directed to the Burns Countryside Church and the El Dorado First Christian Church. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Mary at

Donations may be made to:

First Christian Church
300 W. Central, El Dorado KS 67042
Tel: 1-316-321-4220

Burns Countryside Church
204 Yarrow Rd, Burns KS 66840

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