John “Glendon” Price Klossner passed away peacefully at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in St. James, Missouri on October 20th, 2019 at the age of 89.
He was born September 20, 1930 at Safe, Mo., the son of the late John Austin and Anna Elizabeth Mosher Klossner.
On Sepember 25, 1954, at the First Church of God in St. James Glendon was united in marriage to Kathleen Savory.
Glendon is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Kathleen Savory Klossner, and their children Kevin and Crissy Klossner, Karen and Mark Davis, Kim and Gary Shockley, all of St. James and Gary and Shelley Klossner of Rolla, along with his sister, Virginia McIntosh, also of St. James. Glendon also leaves behind twelve grown grandchildren, John Devin Klossner, Jason Davis, Victoria Abel, Ryan Shockley, Chad Shockley, Jacob Shockley, Kory Klossner, Kayla Thompson, Carson Klossner, Blaize Klossner, Gage Klossner, and Brystol Klossner. 14 great grandchildren, Eli Davis, Nobel Davis, Judah Davis, Ezra Davis, Landri Abel, Harrison Abel, Ava Shockley, Gatlin Shockley, Isla Shockley, Surber Thompson, Forbes Thompson, Kennedy Klossner, Jace Klossner, and Blaton Klossner.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Anna Klossner, brother Wendell, and son John Randy.
Glendon was born in Safe, Missouri on September 20th, 1930. He attended Wash School in Safe and graduated from John F. Hodge in St. James. He enlisted in the United States Air Force September 8, 1950 and achieved the rank of staff sergeant. He served his country as an aircraft and engine mechanic during the Korean War and was honorably discharged September 7, 1954. It was during his station in Lakenheath Airforce base in England he met Kathleen.
Glendon believed in the value of hard work and in serving his community. He was one of the original creators of the St. James Ambulance District and sat on the ambulance board for more than 30 years. He served as a Phelps County Commissioner for fourteen years, the St. James Board of Education for six years and the Safe Fair Board. He also spent many years on the sidelines and in the dugout as a youth sports basketball and baseball coach. Glendon was a true public servant.
A sought after John Deere mechanic, Glendon loved to fix things. He also enjoyed auctioneering, putting up hay, and working on the farm that has been in the Klossner family for more than 100 years. His land was distinguished as a century farm in 2016. When Glendon wasn’t working, he could often be found hunting for pheasants or flying planes.
Glendon Klossner will lie in state at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday October 23, 2019 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at Jones Funeral Home in St. James with Keith Klossner and Don Carson officiating. Pallbearers will be Kevin Klossner, Gary Klossner, Devin Klossner, Ryan Shockley, Kory Klossner, Jason Davis, Chad Shockley and Jake Shockley. Honorary Pallbearers will be Blaize Klossner, Gage Klossner and Carson Klossner. Burial will be in the family plot at the High Gate Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorial gifts can be made to St. James Ambulance District or the Missouri Veteran’s Home Assistance League.
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All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo.
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