Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Obituary - Lyle Dean Gladfelter

Lyle Dean Gladfelter, age 85, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023 at his home in Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, March3, 2023 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel with visitation from 12:00-1:00 PM prior to the service. 

Burial will be at 4:00 PM in the Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left at

Lyle Dean Gladfelter was born on January 28, 1938 in Benton County, Missouri to Paul and Beulah (Swearinger) Gladfelter. Lyle graduated from Windsor High School and attended U.C.M in Warrensburg where he received his B.S. and M.A. in history. Lyle taught in Missouri for 30 years and worked in Market Research in Springfield, Missouri for 17 years.

Lyle was a member of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association, Green Peace, the Henry County Democratic Club, AARP, ACLU, a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Clinton Christian Church.

Lyle is survived by his two children Sondra Gladfelter of Springfield, Missouri, Mark (Ruana) Gladfelter of Clinton, Missouri, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many other family and friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.

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