Glen Earl Westerhold, 76, of the Metz and Rich Hill area, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott, Kan. Glen Earl was born Oct. 4, 1927, in Vernon County, Mo., the son of Frederick Everett and Eula Mae (Reed) Westerhold. He was a World War II Army veteran. Glen was united in marriage to Peggy Tough on Feb. 11, 1950, in Nevada, Mo. Glen was co-owner and operator of Tough Oil Co. for over 40 years, retiring in 2000. He was also a farmer.
Glen is survived by his wife Peggy, of the home; two sons, Mike, Nevada, Mo., and Jack, Metz, Mo.; two sisters, Ruby Wickoff, Rich Hill, Mo., and Lois McCormick, Butler, Mo.; one brother, Wayne Westerhold, Rich Hill, Mo.; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Gladys Robinson and Wilma Poulter and two brothers, Oscar and Bill Westerhold.
Services were held Tuesday. Dec. 30, at 10 a.m., at the Sheldon-Booth Chapel with Brother Bill Perkey officiating. Music was provided by organist June Yarick. Special selections were "No Night There" and "Going Home." Casketbearers were Rodger Wikoff, Larry Boyd, Jim Wilson, Denver Westerhold, Randy Robinson and Rick Kennedy. Honorary Casketbearers were Charles Everly and Willard Bond. Military rites were performed by the American Legion Post No. 67, Rich Hill, Mo. Interment was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Mo. Arrangements by Sheldon-Booth Funeral Home, Rich Hill, Mo.