Glenn Covert Woodmancy (Woody) 98, died Thursday, June 10 at Colonial Village in Overland Park, Kansas. Glenn was born on November 14, 1922, in a farmhouse near Randolph, New York.
He was the first child born to dairy farmers Albert Ray Woodmancy and Mary Almira (Covert) Woodmancy. His five siblings, Dorothy Ennis, Ann Mason, Jane France, Richard Woodmancy and Robert Woodmancy, preceded him in death.
Glenn graduated from Randolph Central School in 1940. He spent a year at Cornell before enlisting in the Army Air Force aviation cadet program. He became a pilot for the 2nd Photo Mapping Squadron stationed in the South Pacific. After the war he married Amy Louise (Oswalt), who he met at a dance, while in cadet training in Oklahoma City. They were happily married for 70 years, and he lovingly cared for her before her death in 2015.
Glenn graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1949 with a degree in physics and math. He worked as an engineer for Boeing for 31 years. That career took the family to Wichita, Kansas, Huntsville, Alabama and Bellevue, Washington. In 1970 he returned to his hometown to work as an engineer for the Borden company. In 1978 he returned to Boeing in Wichita and in Huntsville, to finish out his career. Glenn retired in 1990 and moved to Lawrence, Kansas to be near his daughters and their families. Glenn had an abundance of curiosity and interests including, aviation, science, politics, World War II, engineering, history, and many other things that kept him active and happy until the end of his life.
He was a much-loved Father and Father-in-Law to daughters Mary-Nell Gleeson (Mark) and Sarah Van Horn (Mike), grandfather to Ben Gleeson (Kate), Sam Gleeson (Megan), Nate Van Horn (Liz), Elizabeth Van Horn (Ryan Lord), and great-grandfather to Louise Nell Gleeson.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 am July 2, 2021, at Rumsey-Yost funeral home in Lawrence, Kansas. A family service will be held next May, to scatter the ashes of Amy and Woody in the Wichita mountains near Lawton, Oklahoma.
Donations in his name may be made to Randolph Free Library, 26 Jamestown Street, Randolph, New York 14772, or Community Christian Church at 4601 Main Street Kansas City MO.
Online condolences can be posted at rumsey-yost.com