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Obituary of Glenn M. Frew

Glenn McHenry Frew, 91, the son of John McHenry Frew and Agnes (Stanbaugh) Frew, was born December 20, 1922 in Canton, Illinois and passed away on July 23, 2014 at Republic County-Long Term Care, Belleville, KS.
Glenn grew up in Canton, IL, attending grade school and graduating from high school. He received several perfect attendance awards during his school years. He served with the U. S Army during W. W. II. He was a paratrooper and platoon leader with the 82nd Airborne, 504th division, completing 13 jumps in 11 different countries. Glenn received three purple hearts, and was a P.O.W. twice during his three years of service.
Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Canton where along with his brothers built the family grocery store: Frew’s Grocery. Glenn ran the store’s delivery bus, delivering groceries to farmers in the area for most of the 40’s and 50’s. He then moved to Buckeye, AZ, where he managed Whiting Brothers Gas for nearly 30 years, he also was involved in construction. He retired due to ill health and moved to Republic, KS in 2000.
On April 3, 1954 on Canton, IL, he was united in marriage to Joan Burkhead and to this union was born, Glenda and Kenneth.
Glenn was a member of the V.F.W. Post # 1826 in Buckeye, AZ and was a past commander. He was old car enthusiast and loved motorcycles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Todd Frew, three brothers Arthur, Abe, and Earl; and three sisters, Rosie, Betty, and Pearl.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Joan Frew of Republic, KS; one daughter, Glenda (Ronnie) Gaspar of Republic, KS; one son, Kenny (Marcia) Frew of Buckeye, AZ; two grandchildren, Randi Frew (Jim) Shaffer and Tyler Frew; and two great grandchildren, Ashley and Sophie Shaffer, nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Cremation was selected and family memorial services and inurnment will be held at a later date in Canton, Illinois.
Memorials are suggested to family choice.
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Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.


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