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Lloyd Harden Glendenning, son of Harden and Lola (McPherson) Glendenning, was born March 24, 1931 on the family farm.
Lloyd attended and graduated from Mount Ayr High School with the class of 1949.
On December 22, 1951, Lloyd was united in marriage to LaVerne Marion Smith. Lloyd and LaVerne would welcome into their home two sons: Paul Harden and Todd Allen.
Lloyd’s heart was for the automotive business, and he realized a long and successful career in the business. He began at Ames Cross Motors before going to work for Harvey Bros in May 1953. Lloyd became a partner in the business and in November 1988, he purchased the business from the Harvey’s. Lloyd never actually retired, and he enjoyed the day-to-day activities at Glendenning Motor Company. Lloyd’s favorite color was red. For many of the employees, it was more than just a job; it was family. In the 1980’s, Lloyd, along with his very close friend and relative Wilford Harden, were partners in a convenience store in Maryville, MO.
Lloyd loved racing and was an active race car driver for 25 years, racing on tracks throughout Missouri and Iowa. He began in car #0 but took over #33 from Bill Hughes and #33 has since graced the side of a car being raced by Glendenning’s.
Lloyd was very outgoing and loved being around people. He enjoyed eating at various restaurants and socializing in area establishments. For several years, Lloyd hosted the annual Glendenning Customer Appreciation event each year at the Mount Ayr American Legion. There was always food, drinks and dancing to the Greg Spevak Orchestra band. Lloyd enjoyed golfing and the Glendenning Motor Company would host an annual golf tournament as well.
LaVerne passed away on July 1, 2019. Lloyd became a resident of the Mount Ayr Health Care Center and he peacefully passed away there on July 11, 2021.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; wife, LaVerne; brother, Max, and sister-in-law, Donna Glendenning.
Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Paul (Jodi Manville) Glendenning of Mount Ayr and Todd (Angie) Glendenning of Redding; Lywanda Case of Mount Ayr, whom he thought of as a daughter; grandchildren, Kelsey Larsen, Jacob (Makayla Maslanka) Glendenning, Hannah (Sean Swanson) Glendenning, Blair Glendenning, Tya (Chris Webb) Wilson; great grandchildren, Makade Wilson, Liam Wilson, Skylar Webb, Cameron Webb; sister-in-law, Janet Glendenning; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Lloyd’s services were entrusted to Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at the United Methodist Church in Mount Ayr, IA.
Officiating will be Pastor Emily Peasley and Pastor Bill Armstrong.
Music will be “How Great Thou Art”, “In the Garden” and “Amazing Grace”.
Casketbearers will be Brent Wurster. Kevin Campbell. Dennis Elliott. Brad Elliott. Biff Harden and Max Harden.
Honorary pallbearers will be All Current and Former Glendenning Employees, Dick Elliott. Mike Sobotka. LeRoy Wood. Jim Mahan. Harold Cooper and Kenny Johnson.
Burial will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, IA
Memorials will be in his name to be decided.

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