David William Glass

Celebration of Life services for David William Glass, 68, De Soto, will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on December 3, 2022, at Tri County Rod and Gun Club, 18573 Stillwell Rd. Linwood, Kansas 66052.

David passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at his home in De Soto after battling cancer.

He was born November 1, 1954, in Marysville, Kan., the son of Raymond and Marlene Glass.  He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1972 and earned his civil engineering degree from Kansas University in 1976.

David began working at the age of 14 for Grinter Farms, outside of Lawrence.  After completing his degree from KU, he began work for Peter Kiewit Corporation in Virginia.  He moved back to Topeka, Kan. and began working for KCP&L in 1979.  He continued his career through multiple mergers and acquisitions until retiring from Missouri Gas Energy in 2013.

He married Teresa Ledbetter on January 28, 1978, in Lawrence. In 1987, they settled in De Soto with their daughters in the house David built with the help of family.  She survives of the home.

David was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing, and being outdoors.  He was a member of Tri County Rod and Gun Club where he enjoyed silhouette and other competitive shooting.  Throughout his life, he enjoyed riding motorcycles as well as working on cars and car projects.  He was quite the handyman and spent many hours working on home projects at his home and his daughters’ homes.  He coached softball for many seasons for both daughters and volunteered his time helping them build stage sets for the De Soto High School Theatre Department.  Most of all, David loved spending time with his family, especially his three grandsons, usually building with toys on the floor or reading them books.

Other survivors include a daughter Breana (Jason Wendel), Lansing, Kan.; daughter Kala (Marshall Boswell), Ankeny, Iowa; three grandsons, Owen, Augustus, and Kalin; his father and sister, Rayanne (Steven Dowell), both of Lawrence; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his mother and brother, Steven Glass.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Jackson County Youth via https://donate3.cancer.org/g/smdgxlwxkbtwmgibbnlqydia/directed or in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas, 66044.

Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.

Messages & Condolences

From Gary williams...

I worked along side with Dave for many years at MGE.
I will miss his friendship and his knowledge on projects
Rest in peace

From Randy and Pam Hunt...

We are sorry we can’t make tomorrows Celebration of Life for Dave. He was a wonderful cousin and we will miss him. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

From Ron Flinner...

Very sorry for your loss! Remember the great times that is what will help you through this painful time. Just know he is in a good place pain free!

From Seth Porter...

My family will keep you all in our prayers. May he rest in peace.

From Todd Seymour...

Teresa…I am so sorry….I did not know David but wanted you to know I am thinking of you.

From Jill (Bichelmeyer) Norman...

Spending countless hours as another daughter in the Glass household throughout my teenage years, I have many memories of David. From the pool parties for Breana’s birthday to all the trips to Worlds of Fun for the summer concert series, and everything in between. He was a one of a kind jokester and he will be missed!

From Dottie Beale (Dickey)...

My sincere condolences. Dave touched a lot of lives & mine was one. I met him when I first started with the Gas Service Company in 1984 or 1985 at 1006 Grand in downtown KC, & worked with him through all his years at all the different companies we changed to up until his retirement. He made a huge impression on me as he did many others. He was a genuine, very smart, & kind man & will be missed. I’m honored to have been able to know him.

From Matt M Montgomery...

I am so sorry for your loss. David was great friend and like family.
I have decades of fun times to look back on.
RIP Brother

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