A visitation for Glenda Jasperson Reid Harrison, 83, Lawrence, will be held from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2021 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Glenda passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Brookside Retirement Community in Overbrook.
Glenda Ann Jasperson was born on November 15, 1937, in Hays, KS, the daughter of Harold Glenn and Margaret Joy Jasperson. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Washburn University in 1959 and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Glenda taught Elementary Education for The Topeka and Lawrence Public School systems. She married Wally Reid on May 9, 1959 at Lowman Methodist Church in Topeka, KS. Glenda and her husband Wally were the owners of NAPA Auto stores in Lawrence, KS. Wally preceded her in death in 1991. Glenda later married Sid Harrison on November 24, 2002 in Lawrence, KS. He passed away in 2011.
Glenda was a member of The Junior League of Topeka, PEO and Lawrence County Club. She loved to entertain, play bridge, golf and bowl. Glenda was a consummate hostess, decorated for every holiday and loved to travel and entertain. Glenda was the life of the party and knew no strangers.
Survivors include her daughter, Amy Reid (Gayle) Green, Ottawa, KS; grandchildren, Ashley (Matt) Fawl, Megan Fischer Pena, both of Overbrook, KS, Adam (Amber) Fischer, Lyndon, KS; great grandchildren, Taegyn and Trey Fawl, Skylar and Ryatt Pena, Taelynn and Ava Fischer; sister, Nancy Jasperson (Ken) Perry, brothers, John (Mary Jo) Jasperson, Katy, TX, Marc (Celeste) Jasperson, Overland Park, KS, brother-in law Richard Young, Topeka, KS; many nieces and nephews. The Harrison family; Lynn (Scott and Lauren), Lisa (Alex), Leslie and Dale (Olivia and Jack), and Jeff and Cara (Cameran and Savannah).
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Harold Jasperson; and sisters, Marjorie Smith and Eleese Young.
Memorial contributions may be made in Glenda’s name to the School District USD434 Santa Fe Trail or USD421 Lyndon, KS or to the donor’s favorite charity. Contributions may be sent in care of Warren- McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.
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