Alicia Glagola Obituary

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Mrs. Alicia Lynn (Lauby) Glagola

July 6, 1938 - July 9, 2014
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Alicia Lynn Glagola Alicia Lynn Glagola, 76, of Belton, Missouri, passed away on July 9, 2014, in the safety and comfort of her home, in the embrace of the family who loved her. A funeral mass and celebration of life for Lynn will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 23, at St. Sabina Catholic Church, 700 Trevis Avenue in Belton. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Doris Day Animal Foundation (www.ddaf.org). Born to Blynn and Lucille (Fritz) Lauby on July 6, 1938, in Elkhart, Indiana, Lynn attended Ball State Teachers College (now Ball State University) in Muncie, Indiana, where she was an active member...
Alicia Lynn Glagola
Alicia Lynn Glagola, 76, of Belton, Missouri, passed away on July 9, 2014, in the safety and comfort of her home, in the embrace of the family who loved her. A funeral mass and celebration of life for Lynn will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 23, at St. Sabina Catholic Church, 700 Trevis Avenue in Belton. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Doris Day Animal Foundation (www.ddaf.org).
Born to Blynn and Lucille (Fritz) Lauby on July 6, 1938, in Elkhart, Indiana, Lynn attended Ball State Teachers College (now Ball State University) in Muncie, Indiana, where she was an active member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, serving as vice president of the Kappa Kappa chapter during her senior year. A member of BSTC's Association for Childhood Education, Lynn graduated in 1960 with a bachelor of science degree in education. After teaching third grade in her hometown for a few years, Lynn moved halfway around the world to teach for the Department of Defense at Naha Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. It was on Okinawa that she met her dashing husband, John E. Glagola; they wed in 1965 following a whirlwind romance.
After marrying, Lynn worked in the home, applying her superlative instinct for organization and exceptional creativity to fashioning loving homes in whatever corner of the world John's career in the U.S. Air Force carried them. Together, they raised three beautiful and devoted daughters-Debra, Jennifer, and Allison. Lynn was a dedicated supporter of the girls' varied school and church activities. Settling in Belton after John retired from the Air Force in 1982, Lynn served many years as an election judge in Belton, eventually supervising voting as presiding election judge for the Republican party. Ever the nurturing caregiver, Lynn regularly traveled home to Elkhart to visit and care for her parents, a duty she shared with her loving younger brother Karl.
Lynn was an avid player of word games, card games, and board games; she worked New York Times' crossword puzzles in ink, often drawing the whole family into the completion of a Saturday puzzle. A thriving gardener, she loved African violets indoors and snow on the mountain outdoors.
Lynn is survived by her husband and soul mate of forty-nine years, John; daughters Debra Glagola and Jennifer Glagola of Kansas City, Missouri, and Allison Glagola-Strohm of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandsons Oliver and Connor Strohm (with another grandchild on the way); brother Karl Lauby of New York, New York; and niece Alexandra Deis-Lauby of Chicago, Illinois.
Condolences may be offered at www.mcgilleygeorgebelton.com.

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