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THE PASSING OF GLENN MAYO
Source: the Mayo family

Glenn R. Mayo passed away on March 14, 2013 at the age of 77 in Shawnee, KS.

Glenn was born in New York City on March 7, 1936 to Alvis and Ellen Mayo, and was raised in Corning, Iowa. He graduated from Corning High in 1954.

After high school he served in the United States Army where he played drums and sang in a small band. He was named Soldier of the Month in July 1957. After the service he graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Journalism.

Glenn began a long advertising career with a summer internship with LW Ramsey Advertising in Davenport, IA his junior year. He went to work there upon graduation the next year.

He moved to St. Joseph, MO in 1965 to work at then Fletcher, Wessel & Enright Advertising. The agency became Fletcher/Mayo/Associates in 1971.

Glenn helped build F/M/A into the largest agricultural marketing agency in the country during the 1970s and 1980s - with branch offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta and Kansas City.

He was an active member of NAMA from 1967-87, including serving in several regional and national positions. F/M/A played an integral role in bringing the Agriculture Hall of Fame to Bonner Springs, KS. Glenn retired as President and Chief Operating Off

icer in April 1987 after 22 years with F/M/A. During those years he mentored many young advertising professionals.

Glenn was a long-time member of the St. Joseph, MO Chamber of Commerce and several local clubs, including Kiwanis and Toastmasters. He was active in many St. Joseph civic endeavors, including sponsoring and coaching youth sports and supporting the YMCA/YWCA. Glenn was a Gold Coat at Missouri Western State College.

After retirement, he lived on Lake Viking near Gallatin, MO where he co-owned Lake Viking Marine for many years. He moved to Branson, MO in 1994 and finally to Kansas City, KS.

Glenn is pre-deceased by: his parents; his first wife, Marvis Jean (Richardson); his second wife; Kay (Baker); a daughter, Nancy Ann Mayo; and his two sisters, Marilyn Gauthier and Leeanne Hinnenkamp. He leaves behind five children, 9 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Glenn enjoyed his life tremendously. He often touted himself as "The curb-diving champion of Adams County Iowa", maintained life-long bonds with several of his high school friends and work colleagues, and never lost his love of good food. As his children were growing, the family spent countless hours together raising horses and boating.

During his retirement, Glenn traveled the country extensively in his RV, took numerous cruises, spent several winters in the Florida Keys watching the manatees play, spent many wonderful evenings on Dock 3 with the ever-youthful residents of Sunset Cove in Branson, MO, and kept dubious company with a raucous group of friends who dubbed themselves "The Flatheads" and adopted the motto "Never Grow Up". Glenn never lost his sense of humor.


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