Class of 1961
1961 Maroon Spotlight
Basketball Queen ’58-’59; Twirler ’58-’61; Band ’58-’61; F.T.A. ’59-’61; Junior Play ’59-’60; Home Room Vice President ’59-’60; Spanish Assembly ’59-’60; Teen Town Council ’60-’61.
Glenda Kay (Went) Flury
August 12, 1943 – March 13, 2019
Glenda Kay (Went) Flury, a longtime resident of Guthrie, Oklahoma, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
She was born on August 12, 1943, in Enid, Oklahoma, the second daughter of Klemens and Leah Elma (Harrett) Went. Her family moved to Perry, Oklahoma, the summer before her third-grade year, where her dad was the owner / watch repairman of Perry Jewelers, which was later called Went’s Jewelers.
In 1961, she graduated from Perry High School where she was a twirler in the band and was the 1956 -1957 Annual Princess and 1958 – 1959 Basketball Queen.
On November 4, 1961, Glenda and Jody Flury were married in Las Vegas, Nevada. They made their home in Costa Mesa, California, where Jody served in the Marine Corps and where they lived when their first daughter, Tracy Lynn Flury, was born. When Jody was discharged, they moved back to Guthrie where they lived when their second daughter, Tarey LeAnn Flury, was born.
Glenda worked for the telephone company. First she was an operator for Southwestern Bell in Guthrie and retired in 2005 from AT&T in Oklahoma City where she worked as a wiring technician.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Klem and Elma Went; her daughter, Tracy Lynn Flury; and nephew, Bradley Guy Brockman.
Glenda is survived by her husband, Jody Flury, of the home; her daughter, Tarey (Dave) Coldren of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, T.J. Larsen, Jody Kaylynn (Jacob) Parker, and Alexa Flury; great-grandchildren, Alice and Jaxson Parker and Austin Larsen; her sister, Harriet (Robert) Morgan; nephew, Barry Brockman of Oklahoma City; and nieces, Lana Petty (Fred) Sanders of Leander, Texas, Leah Petty (John) Page of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Laura Petty (C.R.) Scheihing of Guthrie, and Erin Petty (Jon) Rogers of Edmond.
Her funeral was held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at SouthPointe Baptist Church in Guthrie. She was laid to rest in Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Guthrie. A fund is being set up in her name to help youth from the SouthPointe Baptist Church go to church camp.