She was born on Feb. 20, 1939, in Garfield County, Okla., to Glen O. and Mary Ellen (Egelston) Serviss. She grew up near Lamont, Okla., and graduated from Lamont High School in 1957. She attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College at Tonkawa and then Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, graduating in 1961.
In the fall of 1961, she began teaching English at Labette County Community High School in Altamont and continued teaching until her retirement 32 years later. For many years, she was a sponsor on the high school senior trips.
Glenda loved to read, bird watch and grow fall and spring flowers. She collected snow globes and kaleidoscopes. She enjoyed cats. She was a member of First Christian Church at Lamont and was a life member of Delta Kappa Gamma, serving in every office. She was a life member of the National Education Association and the Kansas N.E.A.
On June 7, 1975, she married Thomas Falkenstien at Lamont. They traveled extensively throughout the United States and in Canada and Mexico. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Scott Falkenstien and his wife, Lori, of Chanute; two daughters, Lynn Schauf and her companion, Clarence Thomas, of Parsons and Julie Martin of Kansas City, Kan.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald Serviss and his wife, Lou Etta, of Munford, Tenn.; a sister, Emalee Serviss of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a brother-in-law, Cletus Mages of Ashland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Elsie Ann Mages.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Labette County High School Citizens Baccalaureate Fund and may be left at or sent to the funeral home, Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.