A Memorial for Glenda Taylor on Friday

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I received an email from Washburn University.  They have been in contact with Joe Saia, and Glenda’s memorial will be on Friday at 3 pm. on Washburn Campus.  So,  it will be this Friday, June 12 at 3 p.m. at Lee Area.  This is open to the public, everyone is invited.  I think there will be a big crowd there.

According to the announcement – Whiting is on the east end of campus and is connected to Petro Allied Health Center. The north entrance leads directly into the practice gym, where the memorial will be held. Attendees are encouraged to park in Lot 4, which is at 19th St. off Washburn Ave. There are a limited number of bike racks around Whiting/Petro if anyone rides over. 

Here’s her obituary from Penwell Gable

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Glenda Marie Taylor, 60, of Topeka, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, due to injuries sustained in a bicycle/truck collision near Walnut Kansas. She was a source of never-ending energy, leadership, athleticism and artistry. Her roles included: loving wife, loyal friend, dedicated teacher, fierce runner & cyclist, gifted artist, passionate community leader, and environmentalist.

She was born June 24, 1954 in Chapman, Kansas, the daughter of Gordon and Joyce (Lauer) Taylor. She was married to Joe Saia for 28 years and was a treasure to everyone she met.

Glenda was a 1972 graduate of Chapman High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bethany College, a Master of Arts degree from Emporia State University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Kansas State University. Glenda was Chair of the Washburn University Art department, arriving there in the fall of 1987. She was a Washburn faculty member for 28 years, teaching ceramics, sculpture, and art education.

Glenda is survived by her husband Joe; siblings Terry Taylor, Nina Shasteen, Roger Taylor; her parents; and a host of extended family members.

Glenda has been cremated and she will be inurned in one of her own ceramic pots. A public celebration of Glenda’s life will be held at the Whiting Field House on the Washburn University campus at 3:00 PM on Friday June 12, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be sent to the Washburn University Foundation, 1729 SW MacVicar Avenue, Topeka KS 66604 to benefit the Glenda Taylor Memorial Fund.



2 thoughts on “A Memorial for Glenda Taylor on Friday

  1. Alan Apel

    Location Change: Due to anticipated attendance, the location of the Celebration of Life for Glenda Taylor has been changed to Lee Arena in the Petro Allied Health Center on Washburn University’s campus at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 12.


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