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Crandall, Glenda Kay (Murphy)

Crandall, Glenda Kay (Murphy)

December 8, 1950 — January 13, 2021

Glenda Kay (Murphy) Crandall, 70, passed away Jan. 13, 2021 in Mesa, Ariz. with family at her side. She was born Dec. 8, 1950, in Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of Marvin and Bessie (Poole) Murphy.

She graduated from Park Hill High School in 1968 and on Oct. 30, 1969, she married John Dale Crandall in Kansas City, Mo. John and Glenda lived in the Kansas City area a few more years before moving to the frontier of Alaska in 1978 where they owned and operated Willow Creek Grocery. Their son, Jacob, was born in Alaska. After returning to Missouri, Glenda worked for many years as a Product Manager for Z International, living in the Kansas City area and later in rural Sullivan County, Mo. Upon retirement, she and John moved to Kearney, Mo.

Glenda is preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Bessie, and her husband, John. She is survived by her son Jacob Crandall and wife Abigail of Hays, Kan. Other survivors include: sister Brenda Martin, Farley, Mo.; sister Beth Bernard, Fayetteville, Ark.; brother Melvin (Judy) Murphy of Grandview, Mo., along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Glenda will be remembered by all for her ability to brighten up any room with her smile and engage people with her stories. She was well known for her generous nature, kindness, and compassion for others. Glenda loved to ensure her friends and family were well cared for and enjoyed being involved with her church families by decorating, providing flowers, and cooking/serving meals in her communities. Her hobbies included creating beautiful quilts, horticulture, boating, traveling for any adventure, and taking care of her “boys.” She was also very involved with her son’s activities throughout high school, college and into his married/professional life.Most recently, Glenda lived in Blockton, Iowa and enjoyed “snow-birding” in Arizona during the winter months.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 from 3p.m. to 6p.m., and funeral services Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 at 10a.m., both at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, Liberty, Mo. Burial to follow at Second Creek Cemetery, Platte County, Mo.

Memorials are suggested to Blockton Christian Church, Blockton, Iowa in care of the funeral home.

Due to COVID-19 concerns if you have a cough, fever or are not feeling well, you may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via Services will be live streamed by visiting Glenda's obituary at upcoming services/view service times at . Social distancing and wearing masks is requested by the family at the visitation and funeral services. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

Service Information

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 from 3p.m. to 6p.m., and funeral services Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 at 10a.m., both at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, Liberty, Mo. Burial to follow at Second Creek Cemetery, Platte County, Mo.

Crandall, Glenda Kay (Murphy)'s Guestbook

I worked with Glenda for four years at Z International. Sending deepest sympathy.

Suzanne Layton

We are so sorry about Glenda Can't believe it. I remember all the times we spent at your parent's home. May the Lord give you peace.

Mary and Fred Langner

Glenda was my sister. She was always there for me, whether to cheer me on or to chew me out. She loved to sew quilts, plant flowers, decorate for Christmas, keep the kiddies in candy, and provide a shoulder anytime one was needed. Being six years younger, I learned a lot from my big sissy. I am going to miss her very much. Gig, I love you!!!

Iva “Bethyene” Murphy Bernard

Glenda was my sister and my best friend. When we were growing up we fought like cats and dogs but as the years progressed we became best friends. When we visited with each other we could talk about anything. She always had common sense answers to problems and humor would be worked in effortlessly on her part. She was the family historian and could relate stories about relatives that were forgotten by time passing but when she told the story it took you back to that time and we could laugh at life. She had a phenomenal memory of names and dates. She could tell a story about something that had happened to her and make it seem that you were there watching the scene play out. It always contained humor that you could laugh at with her. Oh, how I will miss her.

Brenda J Martin

Jacob & Abigail, We are so sorry for your loss. Glenda was a great person and we know she loved you very much. Praising Jesus that she is with Him and John now. We are praying for your peace and comfort during this time. The Ridgway Family

Jeff & Brandy Ridgway

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