Glen Ray McQueen

Joe Denoyer - January 24, 2022 9:56 am

On Monday, January 17, 2022, Glen Ray McQueen, longtime resident of Hugoton, Kansas, passed away at the age of 85 due to complications from injuries sustained in a fall. 

Glen was born on December 13, 1936, in Borger, Texas, to Donald A. McQueen and Ada Moore McQueen (Mason Fellers.) During elementary school, Glen and his mother moved from Texas to Hugoton. After high school graduation, Glen briefly attended Kansas University prior to enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. Upon the death of his step-father, Bob Mason, Glen returned to Hugoton to help his mother operate the insurance agency she and her late husband owned. Glen purchased the business and operated McQueen Agency for several years before merging with and  eventually purchasing Pyramid Agency at 521 S. Main in Hugoton. Glen served his community as abstractor, realtor, and insurance agent for many years. 

Glen married childhood friend and classmate, Verna Kay Hooker on January 22, 1960, and was a devoted husband for nearly 62 years. The McQueen’s lovingly raised two daughters: Debra and Gay. Glen’s three granddaughters and one great-granddaughter were a great source joy and pride for him. 

Glen was well known for his kindness and compassion for others leading him to a lifetime of service in his Church, community and state. Glen faithfully taught Sunday School at First Christian Church for as long as most members can remember. Glen also served his Church over the years as Deacon, Trustee, Elder and Chairman of the Board. Glen gave back to his community and beyond through his involvement with Jaycees and Rotary; again serving in leadership roles throughout the years. 

Glen carried his commitment to service into his professional life as well. During his career years, he was an active member of the Kansas Land Title Association. For more than three decades Glen was appointed to serve on the Abstracter’s Board of Examiners for the State of Kansas. 

He is survived by his wife, Verna Kay of the home; daughters, Debra McQueen of Overland Park, Kansas, and Gay Carlson (Dan) of Falun, Kansas; granddaughters, Nikki Larson (Tim) of Marquette, Kansas, Cait Carlson of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Alyssa Carlson of Overland Park, Kansas; great-granddaughter, Rylee Larson, also of Marquette; and his sister, Nancy K. Mason Sikes (George), of Albany, Oregon. 

Glen was preceded in death by his father, Donald A. McQueen; mother and step-father, Ada Moore Fellers and Carl Fellers.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at the First Christian Church in Hugoton, Kansas with Pastor Heath Kelley officiating. Interment will follow at the Hugoton Cemetery in Hugoton. Friends may call Friday, January 28, 2022, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Hugoton. Memorial contributions may be made in Glen McQueen’s name to the charity or organization of the donor’s choice in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S Main, Hugoton, KS 67951. Condolences may be posted at

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