Obituary of Glenn Newcomer

Glenn Allen Newcomer was born in Hays, KS, on August 25, 1942, to Ralph and Leila Newcomer. He passed away on Saturday, September 4th in Fort Scott. He was raised on the

family farm in Russell, KS, where he grew to love the land. This led him to Kansas State University where he majored in animal husbandry. While there, he worked at their dairy barns and was a member of the Livestock Judging Team. At the Collegiate 4-H Club, he met Carol Tiffany, and they were married on August 14,1966. Together they were blessed with two daughters.

Glenn was a member of the Air National guard for six years. He was the Bourbon County Extension Agent for 37 years retiring January 1, 2002. After retiring, he worked part time as a water quality manager at the Soil Conservation District for a few years. He was a gentle man, being completely honest and respectful of all the farmers and 4-Hers who had the privilege of working with him. Helping his daughters with their 4-H lambs, attending Rock Spring Ranch with them and teaching them photography techniques was a joy for him. He had a great time attending the school activities of his girls and grandchildren, along with following K-State Wildcat sports. He was proud to always have a green lawn free of dandelions and a plentiful garden.

Glenn was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Bourbon County Fair Board, Methodist Men, and Kiwanis. Until his health failed, he volunteered at church as part of the Wednesday morning work crew. He also loved being a part of an early morning coffee group.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and a sister. Survivors include his wife,

Carol; his daughter, Kendra Clancy (Chris); daughter, Darcy Strong (Joe); grandchildren: Rebecca, Kaylin, Amber, Tristan, Emily, Alex, Jared, and Ethan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Friday, September 10th from 5-7 p.m. at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 11th at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Fragile X Foundation, First United Methodist Church, or Bourbon County Fair Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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