Glenn R. Mayo


Glenn R. Mayo passed away on March 14, 2013. Glenn was born in NY on March 7, 1936 and was raised in Corning, Iowa. He served in the United States Army where he played drums and sang in a small band, and was once honored as Soldier of the Month. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Journalism.
Glenn began a life-long advertising career with LW Ramsey Advertising in Davenport, IA after college. He moved to St. Joseph, MO in 1965 to work at then Fletcher, Wessel & Enright Advertising. The company changed its name over the years and became known as Fletcher/Mayo/Associates in 1971. Glenn retired as President and Chief Operation Officer of F/M/A, which had become a nationally-recognized ad agency based in St. Joseph, with branch offices in Chicago, San Francisco and Atlanta. Glenn helped build F/M/A into the largest agricultural advertising agency in the country. He served as an active member of National Agri-Marketing Association from 1967-87, including serving in several regional and national board positions. F/M/A played an integral role in bringing the Agriculture Hall of Fame to Bonner Springs, KS.

Glenn also served on the St. Joseph, MO Chamber of Commerce for several years. He was a long-time member of the local Kiwanis Club and a Gold Coat at Missouri Western State College. Glenn and F/M/A were active in many St. Joseph civic endeavors, including sponsoring and coaching youth sports and supporting the YMCA. After retirement, he lived on Lake Viking near Gallatin, MO where he co-owned Lake Viking Marine for over ten years. He then moved to Branson, MO and finally to Kansas City, KS.
Glenn is pre-deceased by: his first wife, Marvis Jean Richardson Mayo; his second wife; Francis Kay Baker Mayo; a daughter, Nancy Ann Mayo; his father, Alvis “Doc” Mayo; his mother, Ellen Jensen; and his two sisters, Marilyn Gauthier and Lee Ann Hinnenkamp. He leaves behind five children: Michael Mayo (Eileen) of Concord, CA; Jeffrey Mayo of Cape Fair, MO; Steven Mayo (Margaret) of Poway, CA; Jacqueline Mayo Gardner (Jim) of Kansas City, KS; and Kenneth Mayo of Raleigh, NC. He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Glenn enjoyed his life tremendously. He often touted himself as “The Curb-Diving Champion of Adams County”, maintained life-long bonds with several of his high school friends, and never lost his love of good food. As his children were growing, the family spent countless hours together raising horses and boating. Following his retirement, Glenn traveled the country extensively in his RV, took numerous cruises, spent several winters in the Florida Keys watching the manatees play, enjoyed many wonderful evenings with the ever-youthful residents of Sunset Cove on Table Rock Lake, and kept dubious company with a raucous group of friends who dubbed themselves “The Flatheads” and adopted the motto “Never Grow Up”.

While making final arrangements for Glenn, we heard the phrase “All men die, but not all men live.” Glenn certainly did live. And he never lost his sense of humor.

The family extends its gratitude to Sacred Heart Private Duty Care, Sacred Heart Hospice Care, Sweet Life at Rosehill, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Country Club Bank, Jeffrey M. Rinne, Esq., and Dr. Hussain Haideri.



  1. Doug Sickler from Corning Iowa on April 5, 2013 at 8:27 am

    The “Dudes” of the “50’s” in Corning Iowa.Bob Scott, Gordon Sickler, Richard Gibson class of “53”…Glen Mayo, Jerry Keever, class of “54” and “the kid” Doug Sickler class of “55”. Where one could probably find the other five. So many great times in a great little community especially “wowing” all the girls at CHS. Marvis Richardson Mayo a real sweetheart. Her father Marvin worked for my father at Sickler Chevrolet in Corning…I remember it all well. The best of times, the best of days, the best of friends. Remember and cherish the good times….Doug Sickler Corning, (now living in Pella, Iowa.)

  2. Jim Collier on April 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Glenn had a major impact on the careers of many people, including me. In 1981, he took a chance on a very young copywriter and hired me, giving me room to spread my wings and explore my talent on some of the biggest names in agriculture. Glenn was a creative genius with a great sense of humor — and he was an important mentor to me. My heart and prayers go out to the family. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time of loss.

  3. Charlene and Bob Slater on April 1, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Glenn’s children at this difficult time. He was a man of great vision and did much for St. Joseph. He was truly a community asset.

  4. Brad Haggard on March 31, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Jackie, so sorry to her of the passing of your father. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care. Brad

  5. Dr. W. A. "Coach Bill" Hedge on March 31, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Kenny and Jackie, I just read your father past away. I want you to know that earth has no pain that heaven cannot heal. I pray Father God will comfort you during your time of bereavement. God Bless you and your families.

    Coach Hedge

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