GLENN GODDING(1933 - 2014)

Glenn Godding, 81, and a veteran of the Korean Conflict, died March 3, 2014, at home in Kansas City, Kan. Visitation at 10 a.m. and a memorial service at 11 a.m. will be Saturday, March 15, at Sunset Hills Christian Church, 6347 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan. Glenn was born Feb. 19, 1933, in Atchison, Kan., to Bert and Elizabeth Godding who preceded him in death. In addition to his parents he was preceded by brothers, Harris Godding, Walter Godding and Roy Godding, a sister, Katherine Lillich, a son, Gregory Godding, and granddaughter, Chantelle Godding. Glenn is survived by his wife, Patricia of the home, son, Steven Godding, Henryville, Pa., son, Gary Godding, Phoenix, Ariz., daughter, Nancy Wamsley, Kansas City, Kan., grandson, Jason Godding, Lynnwood, Wash., grandson, Drew Godding, Stroudsburg, Pa., granddaughter, Theresa Sandoval, Budd Lake, NJ, granddaughter Ruth Godding, Independence, Mo., grandson, Thomas Godding, Sherman Oaks, Calif., granddaughter, Sophie Godding, Phoenix, Ariz., great grandson, Derek Sandoval, Budd Lake, NJ, and several nieces and nephews. Glenn graduated from Atchison High School in 1951 and worked at Pillsbury Mills. Later he served in the U.S. Army as a Radio Operator in Korea. He attended Kansas State University where he graduated in 1960 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Glenn worked as an Engineer and a salesman, and for several years he owned and operated Godding's Contracting in Kirksville, Mo. Glenn's passions have always been his family and his relationship to his Lord. He was very proud of his work with the Boy Scouts, serving as a Boy Scout leader in Trenton, Mo., and later as a Scout Master in Kirksville, Mo. He also worked with 4-H while his children grew, and he received awards for this work. Early in his career he was a member of the Rotary Club. While in Kirksville, he was very active in the Lion's Club. Glenn was a member of the Sunset Hills Christian Church in Kansas City, Kan., where he had served as an elder and for many years, sang in the choir. He will be remembered for his love of telling jokes and stories to family and friends. He knew the words to countless old songs. His hobby was woodworking. The family suggests memorials to the Sunset Hills Christian Church, Kansas City, Kan., or to Kendallwood Hospice.

Published in Kansas City Star on Mar. 9, 2014