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Glenda Kay Mings


Glenda Kay Mings, daughter of Lonnie Jerrel and Lula Jean (Collins) Wheat, was born Oct. 26, 1960, in Cabool, and departed this life Nov. 22, 2021, at her home in Vanzant. She was 61 years and 27 days of age.

Glenda was raised in Moberly and Vanzant. She worked for many years for the Brown Shoe Company in Mountain Grove. She was united in marriage to Richard Mings on Nov. 4, 1987, in Dunn. Glenda loved being outdoors, especially when working in her flower and vegetable gardens. She also enjoyed crafting and reading in her spare time. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with family. She loved the Christmas season and looked forward to decorating each year.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother that will truly be missed by all. Glenda was saved and baptized earlier in life while attending Faith Chapel Church. She was a member and attending Willow Springs No. 2 Free Will Baptist Church of Vanzant at the time of her passing. Glenda was preceded in death by her father, Jerrel Wheat; paternal grandparents, Roy and Trilba Wheat; and maternal grandparents, Albro and Barbara Collins.

Glenda is survived by her mother, Lula Jean Wheat; her husband, Richard Mings of the home; one son, Chris Goodman and wife, Eileen, of Rockbridge; three daughters, Amber Luna and husband, Jason, of Dora; Jessica Floyd, of Las Vegas, Nev.; Faith Mings, of Vanzant; three grandchildren, Tyler Wheat, Makenzie Goodman and Maddison Goodman; one sister, Lori Hutsell and husband, Donald, of Vanzant; special nephews, B.J. and Cole Hutsell; and a host of other relatives, friends and church family who will miss her dearly. Funeral services for Glenda Mings were held Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Willow Springs No. 2 Church with the Rev. Lonnie Johnson officiating. Song selections were “Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem,” “Angel Band” and “The Old Rugged Cross.”

Denzil Fox, Benny Rodgers, Mitch Smith, Keith Smith, Dale Rodgers and Marty Clinton served as pallbearers. Earl Smith, Don Smith, Tyler Wheat, Makenzie Goodman and Maddison Goodman served as honorary pallbearers.

Burial was in Vanzant Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Online condolences: www.craighurttfuneralhome.com.