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Glenna Marie Bone 1930 - 2019
Glenna Marie Bone 1930 - 2019

SHELBY, Iowa — Glenna Marie Bone, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa, having attained the age of 88 years, eight months and 17 days. She was the daughter of William Delmer and Gladys Marie (Howard) Hoberecht, born on May 3, 1930, in Newton, Kan. She was baptized at the First Presbyterian Church and attended school in Great Bend, graduating from Great Bend High School with the class of 1948. She was also a member of the Eastern Star in Great Bend.

On July 11, 1948, Glenna was united in marriage to James Arthur (Art) Bone at the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend. To this union three children were born, Bill, Suzette and Colette. Glenna worked keeping books for her dad at his company, Ace Pipe Pulling and also worked for other oil companies for several years.

In 1969 the family moved to Shelby, Iowa. After the death of Art on Dec. 10, 1970, Glenna remained in Shelby for a few years before moving to Council Bluffs and began work for Archer Petroleum in Omaha. In 1981 she moved to Bremerton, Wash. where she did clerical work for Bangor Submarine Base Fire Department.

Upon her retirement, Glenna worked at a local Walmart as a greeter and was affectionately called “Granny.” In 2003, Glenna returned to Shelby to be with her family during her grandson’s illness. She had a very infectious smile that brightened many lives. Glenna was very active in whatever church she belonged to from Kansas to Washington state and Shelby and Harlan, Iowa. She enjoyed playing cards, especially pinnacle with her friends in Shelby. She was always busy in her gardens from spring to fall.

She is survived by her daughters, Suzette Bone of Suquamish, Wash. and Colette and her husband Bob Plagman of Shelby, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; her siblings, Russell Hoberecht and his wife Wanda of Great Bend, Kan., Leland Hoberecht and his wife Dott of Derby, Kan., Thelma and her husband Sol Buettgenbach of Hutchinson, Kan. and Donald Hoberecht and his wife Virginia of Wichita, Kan.; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Glenna was preceded in death by her son Bill; grandson Randy Plagman; and son-in-law Rick Reynolds. 

Services were held in Harlan, Iowa on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Bryant Funeral Home, with Funeral Service held at 2 p.m. following the visitation, with Pastor Marshall Hoberecht presiding. Interment will be in the Great Bend Cemetery. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 24, 2019