Saturday, February 21, 2009

Rev. Glen Hugh Lochhead, 1927-2008

The Daily Iowegian - 11 March 2008
Rev. Glen Hugh Lochhead 
Served the Jerome Methodist Church in the 1950s
  Rev. Glen Hugh Lochhead, 81, of Kirks ville, Mo., passed away at the Boone Hospital Center inColumbia, Mo., on March 9, 2008.
  Glen was born Jan. 27, 1927, in Lee County near Keokuk, the son of Hugh Alexander and Lucile Grace Kennedy Lochhead. He attended three years of high school in Keokuk and one year at Argyle, where he graduated inMay 1945.
  Glen served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1947, mostly at the Airborne School in Ft. Benning,Ga. After his military service, he enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant and graduated in June of 1950. In 1949, while in college, he answered his Lord’s call and did student preaching in rural Methodist churches in southern Iowa. His first full-time charge was in Birmingham from 1951-1956 where he also served the Kilburne and Pittsburgh Methodist Churches in Van Buren County.
  Glen was united in marriage to Mary Frances Easterday of Memphis,Mo., on Aug. 12, 1953, at Mt. Pleasant. Their union of nearly 30 years was blessed by five children.
  In June 1955, Glen graduated from seminary at Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston,Ill., and was ordained into full ministerial membership in the Methodist Church in April 1956. Later that year, he and his family moved to Mystic and for five years worked in that Appanoose County parish which also included Fairview, Iconium, Brazil, Plano, Numa,Jerome and Cincinnati.
  In 1961, Glen and his family relocated again, this time to New Bloomfield in Callaway Count, Mo., where he served New Bloomfield and the adjacent congregations of Wainwright and Cedar City and was also involved in volunteer prison chaplaincy at Jefferson City. He transferred to the Galt Circuit in Grundy County, Mo., in 1964 where he also worked in the rural churches of Fairview, Grundy Center and HattonChapel. From 1966-1977, Glen was pastor at the Unionville Methodist Church inPutnam County, Mo., also shepherding Lucerne,Lemons and Wesley Chapel and assisting in the reopening of the Livonia,Mo., church. He and Mary were involved in many community enterprises in Putnam County, including the early years of the Putnam CountyAmbulance Service.
  Glen assumed the senior pastorate of the DeKalb County United Methodist Parish in northwest Missouri in 1977 which included Amity, Bethel, Fairport, Weatherby and Winston. In addition, he supervised the work of student associates from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. He was assigned to Brunswick, Mo., in 1981 and pastored the Brunswick, DeWitt, Prairie Chapel and Triplett churches.
  After his wife, Mary, passed away in 1983, Glen returned to northeast Missouri and served the Lancaster, Glenwood and new Hope Methodist Churches. In 1985, he was appointed to the Brashear,Mo., circuit where he served Brashear, Bullion, Hurdland and SabbathHome.
  On May 25, 1986, Glen was united in marriage to Twila M. Schleeter Miller of Arbela, Mo., at the Brashear United Methodist Church. Glen was blessed by the addition to his extended family of Twila’s nine children from her previous marriage to the late Waltman J.Miller of Scotland County, Mo. Glen and Twila moved to Missouri’s bootheel in 1988 where they served churches in Campbell and Holcomb, followed by two years back in northeast Missouri at Paris and Madison in Monroe County.
  In 1992, Glen retired from the ministry and he and Twila established a home in Kirksville,Mo. In January 1993, he returned to active ministry, assisting as interim pastor of Lancaster United Meth odist Church and serving with the Barker congregation in Scotland County,Mo., for nearly eight years. Recently, Glen pastored part-time at the East Center and the Yarrow churches near Kirksville.
  Glen received a master of theology degree in church and community from the Missouri School of Religion inColumbia,Mo., and took further studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver,Colo., and at TrumanState University in Kirksville.
  Glen volunteered his time to various boards and committees in the Missouri and Iowa Methodist conferences. He was also dedicated to higher education and campus ministries including special interest in the Wesley House Campus Ministries at Truman State University and mentoring students who were planning to the enter the ministry. Glen was a dedicated participant of the United Methodist Rural Fellowship. Glen was proud of his military service and was an active member of the American Legion, serving as both Commander of Post 20 in Kirksville and Chaplain of the Northeast Missouri District. He regularly attended Rotary and Lion Club meetings throughout the years. He also served on numerous community groups in both Iowa and Missouri during his lifetime. Glen had a life-long interest in Bible study and church history. He also enjoyed photography, reading about the history of the American West and anything pertaining to railroads.
  Glen is survived by his wife,Twila; two sons, Mark J. Lochhead and wife,Beverly, of Knoxville,Tenn., and David J.Lochhead and wife,Joyce, of St. Joseph,Mo.; three daughters, Joyce A. McCormack and husband, Larry, of Unionville, Mo., JudiL.Tipton and husband, Eddy, of Lucerne, Mo., and Jan L.Altiser and husband, Marty, of Newtown,Mo.; nine stepchildren,Ronald W. Miller and wife,Robin, of Arbela,Mo., Joseph J. Miller and wife, Kathy, of Arbela,Mo., Warren J. Miller and wife,Patricia, of Arbela,Mo., John W. Miller and wife, Laura, of Indianola, Rev. Walter F.Miller and wife,Valerie, of Lafayette, Ill.,Merrie I. Miller and husband,Dr.DSwayne J.Helton of House Springs, Mo., Dr. Celeste M. Miller-Parish of Arbela,Mo., Melody C. Hilsenbeck and husband,Shane, of Joplin, Mo., and Karen L.Estep and husband,James, of Lincoln, Ill.; grandchildren Mathew Tipton, Nathaniel McCormack, Jocelyn Knae bel, Clint Tipton, Tyson Rhoads and Kassie Nickell; 22 step-grandchildren, Renee Dunn,Rhonda Houf, David Miller, Becky Miller, Archer Miller-Helton, Aden Miller-Helton,Martha Parish, Ashley Miller-Helton, Wyatt Miller, Katie LeannMiller, Mitchell Williams, Caleb Hilsenbeck, Hannah Hilsenbeck, Budd Estep, Dovie Estep,Dylan Estep, Andreas Mil ler, Annaliesa Miller, Ang elika Miller,Rachael Mil ler and Allison Miller; and two step-great-grandchildren, Kadin Houf and Quentin Miller.
  A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, at First United Methodist Church with Rev.Jim Robinson officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the Unionville Cemetery in Unionville,Mo.
  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, 2100 E. Shepherd Avenue, Kirksville, MO, 63501, 660-665-3744.

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