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Richard McGlachlin

April 14, 1935 — March 5, 2019


Richard (Dick) McGlachlin passed away on March 5, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Dick is survived by Margie (Findley), his wife of 64 years and his four children; Steve (Penny) McGlachlin of Turon, KS, Sheryl (Bruce) McCandless of Billings, MT, Lori (Bruce) Jolliff of Newton, KS and Brad (Janine) McGlachlin of Wichita, KS. He was blessed with 11 grandchildren; Valerie Brant, Angie McGlachlin, Tim (Monica) McGlachlin, Seth McGlachlin, Ryan (Kelly) McCandless, Darren (Amanda) McCandless, Joe (Lindsey ) Jolliff, Britton McGlachlin, Brooke McGlachlin, Kyler McGlachlin and Bria McGlachlin, and; 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters, Wyanetta (Jake) Evans and Janice (Al) Born.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Margaret (Reilman) McGlachlin, brother Donald and three brothers-in-law, Jake Evans and Cecil and Stanley Findley.

Dick was raised on a farm south of Newton. He married Margie, his high school sweetheart, in 1954, a year after graduating from Newton High School. He and Margie lived on the farm on which he was raised until 1973 and relocated to another farm where they lived until 1987. Dick and Margie obtained their real estate sales licenses in 1979 and he remained in that business for 36 years, working as a sales agent in two local real estate firms and as owner/broker of McGlachlin Realty beginning in 2003.

His highest priority and greatest joy was his family. He was proud to have raised all of his children on a farm, where they learned the value of hard work and playing hard.  He loved simple games with his children, such as “fox and geese” in the Kansas snow.  He attended sports and other school activities with his children and grandchildren, led family outings to local lakes on warm Sunday afternoons and later in life, traveled to Mexico, the U.K. and Hawaii.  He was an active member of the Salem United Methodist Church, where he served on many committees and sang in the choir.  He and Margie were youth fellowship leaders for several years and had many fond memories of the youth activities including taking the youth to Huntsville, Arkansas in an old school bus.  Margie and he bowled in a couples’ league for 40 years and were long term members of the Circle 8 Square Dance Club and Harvey County Rural Life.   

Dick was a gentle and kind person, always willing to lend a hand to those in need and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Friday (March 8, 2019) at the Salem United Methodist Church in Newton. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 1:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., where the family will receive friends between 6:30 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memoriam of Dick may be made to Salem United Methodist Church or Good Shepherd Hospice and may be sent to Broadway Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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