Glenn’s life began on February 21, 1935 in Hope, KS, the son of Charley and Maggie (Friedli) Bayes. He was a longtime resident of Herington and graduated from Herington High School, Class of 1953. He went to school with his future wife Beverly Lee and they were married at the Herington United Methodist Church on July 31, 1955.
Glenn’s career started at a young age at Scheufle Supply in Herington, KS, sweeping floors and working his way up to being a manager of the store until he retired. He would also help out at the family furniture business. Glenn liked to keep busy and among his many hobbies were coin collecting, bowling, bird hunting and playing various instruments which include the mandolin, violin and ukulele. He was an avid golfer for 50 years and when he could no longer go to the golf course, he went to the Hilltop Senior Center where he volunteered his time and enjoyed playing pool. He was devoted to attending all sports events of his children and grandchildren as well as also being a coach for little league and his church leagues.
Glenn and Beverly loved to dance and for 10 years enjoyed going to Lake Buchanan, TX in the winter. They were also honored as Senior Citizens of the Year in 2004 for their service to the community. They were devoted Kansas City Chiefs fans, Kansas City Royals fans and K -State fans.
Glenn attended Woodbine Methodist Church after many years as an extremely active member of the Herington United Methodist Church. He served as chairman of numerous committees until the church closed.
His loving family includes his wife, Beverly of Herington: sons, Kevin (Rose) Bayes of Herington; Kelly (Catherine) Bayes of Kansas City; Collin (Kimberly) Bayes of Derby; Grandchildren, Bertina Barrett, Aaron Bayes, Idana (Jerry) McNamara; Tim (Jennifer) Bayes; Rodney Bayes; Chardy (Tony) Magnett; and Bailey Bayes; Jake (Julia) Bayes, Austin (Nicole) Bayes, Brian (Jordan) Bayes; and 19 Great- Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
A service will be announced and held at a future date.
The family is requesting memorial contributions to the Herington Municipal Hospital Foundation and Woodbine Methodist Church in care of Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, 404 Broadway, Herington, KS 67449. Please go online and sign his guestbook and leave a memory of Glenn @ www.ymzfh.com.
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