Kay “Gene” Glover

Kay “Gene” Glover, 80, of Salem, died Saturday, May 27, 2023, at his home.

Gene was born May 15, 1943, in Mount Pleasant, the son of Keith and Doris (Haines) Glover. He was the valedictorian and graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1961. He later attended Kirksville College and the Superior Auctioneer School.  On February 1, 1964, Gene was united in marriage to Jenny Bruggemeyer at the Congregational Church in Salem.  He worked at the Ordinance Plant, Champion Spark Plug for 30 years, and Gene and Jenny owned and operated Glover Auction and Real Estate. He was a founding member of McGwider, Inc. Gene was a member of the Henry County Saddle Club. He loved horses, especially barrel racing with his horse “Streak”.

Gene is survived by his wife Jenny; son Kris (Rita) Glover of Mount Pleasant; daughter Robin (Carl) Mathews of Salem; son-in-law Dean Sartain of Williamsburg, Virginia; 7 grandchildren, Bobbie (Jeff) Larsen of Spanish Fork, Utah; Kristin (Adam) Tryon of Roland; Kamron (Jacey) Glover of Milo; Alec (Aizhan) Sartain of Richmond, Virginia; Justin (Skye) Glover of Mount Pleasant; Brianne Sartain of Virginia; Tasha (Joe) Crile of Wayland; 13 great grandchildren; and two brothers, Dennis Glover of Lockridge and Gary Glover of Keosauqua. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Andrea Sartain.

According to Gene’s wishes his body has been cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. The Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel and Crematory is caring for Gene and his family. www.powellfuneralhomes.com