Glenda C. King, age 76, of Elkhart, Kansas, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Via Christi Nursing Home in Hays, Kansas. She was born April 1, 1941, in Elkhart, Kansas, the daughter of Charles and Matilda (Harms) Vandervort.
Glenda attended Elkhart schools and Liberal School of Cosmetology. She lived in Elkhart all her life and always referred to Elkhart as “The end of the Rainbow”. She married Elmer King and was blessed by the birth of Shauna Lea and Shane Lee. As a child, Glenda loved to run off and play on the old fire escape at the Methodist Church. That was one of her favorite places to play. Glenda enjoyed art, painting, writing poetry, cooking, museums, gardening, zoos, and history. She had a great love for animals and trains. Glenda loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, her children, grandchildren, siblings, and her church family. She received many miracles throughout her life. Her children and their families were very dear to her and special. They made her heart happy. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and followed Him in baptism. She became a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church over 40 years ago. Glenda worked most of her adult life at The Elkhart Tri-State News. She also worked for many years at the Morton County Care Center.
Survivors include her son, Shane King and wife Jennifer of Guymon, Oklahoma; daughter, Shauna Clark and husband Darrin of Ellis; brother, Roger Vandervort of Ft. Townsend, Oklahoma; and grandchildren, Tori Riedel, Kori Clark, Brandon Rusch, Waylon Humphrey, Paige King, Teegan Telford, and Blake Whitney.
Glenda is preceded in death by her parents, and six siblings.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 10:00 AM at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Elkhart, Kansas, with Pastor Terrell Giddens officiating. Burial will follow at the Elkhart Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, March 7, 2018, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. The family requests memorials be given to Lymphoma Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or the Elkhart Animal Shelter in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.