R. Glenn Elliott MD, 94, of Kansas City, Mo, passed away on May 7, 2012. Raymond Glenn Elliott was born during a late season blizzard on April 19, 1918, in Bennington, Kansas, the second son of Blanche Isabella and Howard Alonzo Elliott, a registered pharmacist, also called "Hi." Later named Raymond Glenn Elliott, Glenn graduated from Clay Center High School in Clay Center, Kansas, in 1936, and worked a year in father's drug store as a requirement for pharmacy school.
Glenn earned a Bachelor of Science from Kansas University School of Pharmacy in 1941 and took examination for registration as a pharmacist. Glenn was a member and 1940 President of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Kansas Gamma Chapter. He was commissioned April 20, 1942, in United States Naval Reserve as an Ensign in the Hospital Voluntary Provisional. Glenn was promoted to Lieutenant JG upon graduation from Kansas University Medical School, October 29, 1944. He interned at St. Joseph Hospital, Linwood & Prospect, Kansas City, Mo.
Glenn reported for active duty in California, August, 1945, for the invasion of Japan. He completed duty at Ammunition Depot at Hastings, Nebraska. Glenn began private practice July 5, 1945, in Kansas City, Mo, in association with mentors Drs. John O & John T Skinner. He became charter member of American Academy of General Practice.
Glenn was recalled to active military duty November 1952. He served at the Naval Station in San Diego, California, Naval Air Station Dependent's Hospital in Coronado, and 1st Marines Battalion Headquarters and Dog Medical Company, North of Seoul, Korea, to July 4, 1954. He was a member of the 38th Parallel Medical Society of Korea. He refused an offer of Lt. Commander in 1954 to return to private practice. He was released from Naval Reserves in 1962 by resignation.
Glenn married Marjorie Jean Schroeder on May 11, 1943. In 1948 Glenn and Marjorie established their residence they designed in Reinhardt Estates of Mission Township, now Fairway, Kansas. The residence of 56 years was known to many including international visitors as the "Reinhardt Hilton."
Glenn practiced Family Medicine from 1944 to 1987 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was a Charter Member, Charter Fellow of the American Academy of General Practice and Diplomat of the American Board of Family Physicians. He served as President of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Academy of General Practice in 1963. He was President of the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of General of Practice the year it became the American Academy of Family Physicians in 1970-1971. Glenn was Family Physician of the Year in 1971. He was a Diplomat of American Academy of Family Physicians by examination in 1977 & 1983. He participated as Volunteer Physician Educator with Kansas Rural Preceptor Program through Kansas University Medical School. Glenn took down his shingle in 1987 due to an abrupt rise in malpractice premiums.
Glenn was on Staff at St Joseph's Hospital and practiced there until he retired in 1987. He was on staff at Baptist Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He served as President of the Medical Staff at St. Joseph Hospital in 1977 the year the hospital moved to State Line Rd. He was instrumental securing St. Joseph Hospital as a Level One Trauma Center with emergency helicopter service. He served on the St. Joseph Hospital Advisory Council and Trustee. He served as physician for the Sisters of Loretta and the Sisters of the Poor.
After retirement from private practice Glenn volunteered at Spencer Pediatric Clinic in Kansas City, Kansas, until 2004. He was restricted to full time caretaker of Parkinsonism of his wife Marjorie 2004-2010. He served on two medical assistance trips to Haiti in 1989-1990 with the Episcopal Church Medical Mission. His medical practice spanned 60 years from 1944-2004.
Glenn enjoyed a rich and full life with family and friends. His many community activities reflect a lifetime of service. He was a founding member of St Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church in Mission, Kansas, in 1946. Served as Mission Vestryman, Brotherhood of St. Andrews, Education for Ministry Program, Sunday School teacher and Episcopal Young Churchman youth group leader. Glenn acted as Assistant Scoutmaster and merit badge counselor with the Boy Scouts of America. He was active in the Ozark Wilderness Waterways Canoe Club and Kansas City Ski Club, and as an outdoorsman he hiked the mountain trails in the West and the Green Mountain Trail in Vermont.
Glenn volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. He served meals for "Feed the Poor" at St Mary's Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Mo, for 10 years where he was a member of the Knights Templar. He was a volunteer at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for 12 years. With his wife portrayed a physician in Civil War re-enactments with the John Wornall Museum and Jackson County Historical Society. Having hosted two AFS exchange students and numerous international teachers from similar programs around the world, he and his wife traveled to visit their extended exchange families for a total of 36 countries including 12 Elder Hostel Programs with their own trips which he photographed while his wife kept journals.
His wife, Marjorie Jean Elliott preceded him in death in 2010. Survivors include five children and spouses: Tom and Barbara Elliott of Duluth, MN; Bob and Mary Elliott of Midland, TX; Dick and Cindy Elliott of Highlands Ranch, CO; Jean Carr of Tucson, AZ; Missy and Tom Carney of Kansas City, MO; eleven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 26th, at Bishop Spencer Place Chapel, 4301 Madison Ave, Kansas City, MO, at 10:30am. The family will receive friends for refreshment and fellowship at Bishop Spencer Place following the Memorial Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Spencer Place Benevolence Fund, 4301 Madison Ave, Kansas City, Mo 64111.
Glenn's remains are to be cremated, with the interment beneath the altar of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Shawnee Mission, Ks, where the ashes of his beloved spouse await him there.
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(Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66204, 913-648-6445)