Ronald Dean McGlochien

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Ronald Dean McGlochien, age 85, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park, Kan.

Ronald was born May 27, 1936, in Joplin, Mo., son of the late Charles and Mabel McGlochien. He grew up in Joplin and graduated from Joplin High School in 1955. He went to work for Dan Stanley Ford where he worked in the parts department from 1955 until 1969. He then moved to Nevada where he worked for C.A. White Motors and other dealerships, most currently Nevada Auto Mall.

He was a Navy veteran and served at the Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather. He was a longtime member of the Tanglefooters Dance Club and a leader of the Vernon County 4-H Drill Team. He will be greatly missed by many.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nancy (Cooley) McGlochien; sister, Kitty Moore; daughters, Mickey Oetken and husband Jeff, of Willis, Texas, Tammy Ward of Nevada, and Melissa Gay McGlochien of Nevada; grandchildren, Tiffany Brooke Moreland and husband Thomas, of Conroe, Texas, Todd Murray and wife Michele of Nevada, Whitney Oetken of Omaha, Neb., Nathan Pettibon and wife Tiffany, of Kansas City, Kan., and Onyx Yasuhara of Joplin; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m., at the Vernon County Fairgrounds. A potluck is planned. Please bring a memory or story you would like to share, either verbal or written.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Nevada Animal Shelter as Ron was a lover of all animals.