Glenn Frederick St. John

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Glenn Frederick St. John, beloved husband, father, papa, brother, and uncle, completed his earthly journey on Monday, November 23, 2020, at the age of 95.   Glenn was born on August 2, 1925, in Wamego, KS to Fred and Penelope St. John.   Following high school, Glenn enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he served on the U.S.S.  Phillip.   After the war, he returned home to Topeka, KS and entered Washburn University where he completed his Bachelor of Business Administration degree.    He met Doris Diepenbrock, who would then become his wife of 54 years until her passing.  Glenn and Doris moved to Galveston, TX where Glenn pursued a long term career with American National Life & Accident Insurance Company as a Personnel Director.   He was later promoted and transferred to their Oklahoma City office, Standard Life and Accident company where he served as Vice President of Home Office Services and worked with an amazing group of people who he developed life long friendships with.

He and Doris settled in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1976 where they raised their three daughters, Susan, Carrie, and Nancy.  Glenn was a devoted family man who was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Edmond since 1977 and also served as a Deacon at the church.    He spent a lot of years devoted to his wife Doris who suffered from MS, and was such a compassionate and caring husband to her.  Once he retired from Standard Life, he became very active with his grade school grandchildren taking them to and from school, making sure they got on the bus, and picking them up when they were sick.    He always had stories to share from that experience!   In Glenn’s later years, he was healthy enough to travel all over the US to visit family and friends, and attended the annual Tin Can Sailors conventions, which he really enjoyed.    Glenn is survived by his daughter, Susan Daugherty, her husband Toby, granddaughter Emily Hey, her husband Dustin, great-granddaughter Lilly, granddaughter Katie Ellis, her husband Brent; daughter Carrie Mountford, her husband Derek, granddaughters Madeline & Meredith, grandson, Ryan, daughter Nancy Brown, grandson Austin.   He is also survived by his brother, Dr. Robert St. John, sister-in-law, Jean Hackett, brother and sister-in-law Bob and Janice Diepenbrock, brother-in-law Bud Metzenthein as well as many nieces, nephews and their families that he came to adore.   The family will hold a private service at Memorial Park Cemetery on Friday, November 27th.  A recording of this service will be available for viewing on the funeral home’s website the following day.

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  1. Susan, I so sorry for the loss of your precious daddy. I pray for you and your family to find peace and comfort during the sad days ahead.

    • Thank you Sandy. Such sweet sentiments and I so appreciate you reaching out during this time. He was the best❤️?

  2. Susan, Carrie, and Nancy,

    Saundra and I are very sad to learn about Glenn’s passing. I emailed him on Veteran’s Day and he did not reply which was unusual. Glenn was a very good friend and after we closed Standard Life we began our monthly lunches and Glenn was always the organizer. Our group continued to decline over the years and our last lunch was just before COVID. Your dad amazed us with his travel experiences to the Tin Can reunions, to DC to the World War II memorial with Austin and other travels. He was always giving updates on his pride and joys, his daughters and their families. He will be missed by many but I am positive he is overjoyed to be with Doris again. May God Bless you all.

    Jim and Saundra

    • Thank you Jim and Sandra. Jim, Dad had such a respect for you and our family recognized all the times the extra effort you made to reach out to him and made him and my mom feel special. They were both such humble souls, but I know your friendship with my dad was truly appreciated by him. He lived an honorable and full life and made every effort to do the right thing which has taught us a lot in our life. Thank you for your kind words as they were nice to hear. Susan and family❤️

  3. Susan, Carrie, and Nancy

    Bobby and I were so very sorry to hear about your Dad. We have so many wonderful memories of our days in Cedar Ridge, and our friendship with your family! I hope all of you are doing well! Prayers for all of you! Love, Gay and Bobby Cox

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