Glenn (Ed) Redburn, age 66, of El Dorado Springs, MO, passed away in Joplin, MO, on the morning of October 17, 2014. Glen was born September 2, 1948, in El Dorado, KS. He was the son of Perry R. Redburn and Bessie V. Redburn. He graduated from El Dorado Kansas High School in 1966.
Glen married Jeanette M. Cornish on October 18, 1968. They were married 46 years before his passing. They have four sons.
Edís accomplishments include being a veteran of the United State Army in which he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. Ed also worked for the U.S.D.A. for thirty years before he retired.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Survivors include his wife Jeanette of the home; four sons: Kevin M. Redburn, Jason B. Redburn, David M. Redburn, and Chase W. Redburn; daughters-in-law include: Andrea L. and Naomi R. Redburn; and grandchildren: Brooke Madyson, Hope Anne Marie, Israel Jodiah, Natalie Noel, Isabelle Zoey, and MaKayla Brielle Redburn.
Ed wanted to be remembered as a man who loved to spend time with his family, help with church activities, hunt, and read. He mostly enjoyed fishing in which he would give most of his fish away. This brought joy to him and was a ministry for him to help others. Edís best trait was his selflessness. He always had time for others and would place them before himself and was always there to help when needed.
The biggest thing he taught me was to always love and to continue to live the best that I could each day. I hope that I have made him proud of me in what I have become. I have wonderful memories that I will cherish and keep with me until the day I get to join him. Dad was always there when I, or others, needed him. His love for others and to his family was his greatest strength. Dad, I will always miss you and you will continue to live in our hearts. I never said this enough to you, but ďI love you.Ē
Ed was a man who was wholly dedicated to his family. Even after his sons grew up and had families of their own, he never stopped providing for his boys. He adored his grandchildren and he took every opportunity to make them feel loved and filled with joy. He was everything a great father should be and an excellent example of a godly man. I am thankful that he was my dad. I look forward to fishing with him in heaven.
According to Edís wishes, he was cremated. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.