Michael Eugene Glass

Visitation for Michael Eugene Glass, 64, Lawrence, will be Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence; from 6 to 8 pm.

He passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015, at his home.

He was born February 20, 1950 in Lawrence, KS to Travis Eugene and Jule Bernece (Bell) Glass.

Michael married Catherine “Kitty” Smith on December 12, 1974 in Lawrence, KS.

The couple enjoyed farming together and selling their beef, produce and cut flowers at the Lawrence Farmer’s Market. When Michael wasn’t working he liked to hike in the woods with his dog Buddy, watch KU basketball, listen to music, especially 60’s rock and jazz, and reading, especially history of World War II. His greatest past time was being outside during the fall season, where he could cut fire wood and enjoy his land. He was a great steward of his land.

Husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather; Our Rock. We love you and will miss you today, tomorrow and forever.

He is survived by: his wife; Kitty of the home, daughter; Kim Glass and her children, Sammy and Ashton, of Baldwin City, KS, daughter; Ginger Tahsuda, her children, Amanda, Brandy, Veronica, Anthony, and Willy, of Lawrence, great-grandchild; Abby, brother; Stephen and wife Teresa Gorman-Glass, of Lawrence, sister; Julia Maul of Perry, KS, sister; Laura Glass of Lawrence, and nieces and nephews. Michael is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Lawrence Memorial Hospital – Oncology Unit, or Visiting Nurses and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

20 Condolences

  1. Pam Morris on January 26, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know the trying times you and your Family are going through right now and just know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Deepest Sympathy,

  2. Jim Sneegas on January 26, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    My Heartfelt Condolences to the glass family. I am stunned to hear of Mike’s passing. He was and old friend and he will be missed.

  3. Regina Strout on January 27, 2015 at 8:28 am


    I was saddened to hear the news of Mike’s passing.
    Mike was one in a million! He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. John Dobbins on January 27, 2015 at 11:06 am


    I just want you to know that I will miss Mike very much. His smile and good nature at the Farmers Market made many a Saturday for me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    John Dobbins

  5. Jim Tate on January 27, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    It is with great sadness that I read about Mike’s death in the Lawrence Journal World. Mike was a friend that I encountered in my teens in Lawrence and shared many adventures as two young men growing up. One such adventure was our trip to California in his 1956 VW beetle in 1969 — we were two Kansas boys heading to the coast with little or no money and lots of adventurous ideas. I will always remember his and Kitty’s stint in the Boston Mountains of Arkansas (he was “Mike the Sheep Rancher”), his trips back to Lawrence where we would go to Jayhawk basketball games, his stories of driving his jeep to the highest point on his land in Arkansas and listening to the Kansas City Royal’s baseball games on a Kansas City radio station.
    Over the years out paths changed and we went in different directions but whenever we saw each other we had stories to tell about our lives and would relive the old ones.
    Our last visit was to the Lawrence Farmers Market a little over three years ago, I had retired and was moving to Santa Fe. Mike gave me his address and I always thought that I would get in touch with him…
    I will miss you Mike and will cherish your memory for as long as I live. My best wishes to Kitty and your family.

  6. Debbie Morgan on January 27, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Dear Kitty and Family,
    I was both shocked and sadden to read about Mike’s passing. I truly hoped he could beat his diagnosis….my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Janet Janson Kelly on January 28, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Dear Kim & Ashton,
    I wish there were magic words to offer you right now, but know that memories are precious. Keep the fond memories close to your heart. Positive thoughts & prayers are for you.
    Ms. Kelly & staff

  8. Michelle Bredesen, Farm Bureau on January 28, 2015 at 11:15 am

    So sorry to read the news Kitty. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  9. Mac Smith on January 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    So many memories… You and the kids remain in our thoughts and prayers. Love your brother Mac

  10. Sharon Wenger on January 29, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Very sorry to hear this! My sympathies to the entire family!

  11. pam carvalho on January 29, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    We at the Farmers Market shall miss Michael very much. Pam Carvalho, a vendor.

  12. Roger Laushman on January 29, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    On behalf of the Laushman family, I want to express our sadness at Mike’s death, and send best wishes to all of Mike’s family members. We were next door neighbors of the Glasses from 1960-65, sharing a great deal of fun and mischief in those carefree days. Mike and I spent long days hiking in the woods, building campfires, and getting poison ivy. I recall us sharpening our pocket knives, cutting our thumbs, and becoming blood brothers. The last time I saw him was in 2006. He and Kitty were working their stand at the farmers’ market, and Mike was happily slicing some of his prize tomatoes. It was great to see how happy his farm life was, and Mike spoke of how fun it was to be a grandfather. I wish that he could have enjoyed the good life for many more years.

  13. Natalya Lowther on January 29, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s death. The Glass family will be in my thoughts and prayers for a very long time. Mike was a special part of my “Market” community. He will be missed very much.

  14. David and Joy Krietemeyer on January 30, 2015 at 10:13 am

    David and I always enjoyed our conversations with Mike at the Farmer’s Market. He will be missed.

  15. MIKE, ROSEMARY HADL AND FAMILY... on January 31, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Dear Steve and Family, so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers our with you….Mike Hadl….

  16. John lusk on January 31, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I am saddened to hear of Mike’s passing.
    My condolences to all of his family members.
    I have a memory of Mike hugging the oak tree in my front yard 🙂
    Please know that his spirit will live on for all eternity!
    He will probably return to you in the form of a grandchild or great grandchild….
    read the book “Many Mansions”

  17. Marylin Miller on February 2, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Kitty, am sorry to learn of Mike’s death. It is lonesome without our partners. Somehow I made it to my 90th birthday anniversary last December. Will be thinking of you Wed. evening. Marylin

  18. Julie Trowbridge-Alford on February 4, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Dear Kitty: I am so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. I knew he wasn’t well and I missed seeing him at the Farmers’ Market last year. You kindly told me he wasn’t well.

    He always had a kind word and a smile and I miss that.

    I send prayers and my thoughts to you and your family during this time. Best, Julie

  19. Beth Bohnet on February 4, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Kitty and family,
    It was a pleasure and a privilege to be related to Mike. Always fun, always interesting, always kind.
    Love, Beth

  20. Loretta seidl on February 8, 2015 at 8:23 am

    My deepest sympathy to you Kitty and your entire family. I always looked forward to visiting with you and Michael at the farmers market while shopping. God Bless.


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