Leola Marie "Granny" Glassinger Mendoza

March 27, 1923April 14, 2018
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Leola Marie "Granny" Glassinger Mendoza, age 95, of Belton, MO, passed away on April 14, 2018. Visitation 6-8PM Tues., Apr. 17, at Floral Hills. Funeral at 10AM on Wed., Apr. 18, at South Haven Baptist Church, 16800 Bel-Ray Blvd, Belton, MO. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Leola was born March 27, 1923 in Kansas City, MO. Leola and her husband Tony had a dairy farm in Holden, MO. Tony P. Mendoza, Sr. preceded her in death. She is survived by her children Ann Jenkins, Ginger Mendoza Swank, Tony Mendoza Jr., and Phillip Mendoza; 106 grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; brother Virgil Glassinger (Rita); many nieces and nephews; as well as too many friends to count.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Leola Marie "Granny" Glassinger Mendoza

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Carolyn Bright

September 2, 2018

To Leola's Family....My prayers that God protect, and comfort you and to know the angels choir rejoiced in her homecoming and she is with Tony again. sealed for all eternity. It is with no question she is truly with Jesus and with family gone before. She is my second momma. She guided me through the most painful time in my life. Remember us gardening, cooking for Tony,and I remember when they built their home after dairy farm. Going to Bear Creek Church services.
She taught me so many ways to do stuff, as sure as she done for each of you too. Leola is my rock even my guidance into the future as she gave so much Christ like teachings and her own love that I will cherish always. I know she gave that same love to you all, for that is what we knew her to be. May your heart keep those memories of her and comfort you in the days ahead. Oh the time we will be together again and with our heavenly Father.
To Shelly: My heart is there with you. She spoke of you with love always.
To Phillip: You gave her hope and strength when she needed it the most of times.
To Ginger and Ann: her pride and joy... she told me she felt that about you.
To her family, Hope Faith and be good and come unto the Heavenly Father .

Debbie Zaroban

April 17, 2018

I was very lucky to know such a beautiful woman inside and out. Prayers to the family.

Shirley Miller

April 16, 2018

We are sending prayers to the family of Leola. She was loved by so many and we will all miss her. We remember when Tony and Leola first came to South Haven Baptist Church. She taught me so much in her quilting class and later she taught me to crochet. She was a very loving person and would do anything for you. We love you sweet lady but we know you are very happy now to be with our Father in Heaven. Tell Tony hello for us.

Jim & Shirley Miller <><

McKenzie Swank

April 16, 2018

My Dear Sweet Granny - What are we going to do without you? I love you so much, your beautiful soft hair and loving smile. You are in my earliest memories, singing in the red car on the way to the farm, Amazing Grace and Jesus Loves Me, warning me about the "big hills" coming up, working in the garden, collecting eggs, shucking corn - for a whole week - and going to vacation bible school at Bear Creek Baptist Church. You taught me about Jesus and I owe my relationship with the Lord today to your example. I know you are with Papa now and that you have missed him for so long, but now we miss you here so much. I wish I could hold your hand again. I'll never forget looking over and watching you crochet and the beautiful prayers you said before every meal. "Lord please watch over us with Psalm 91 and bind Satan from this home." The kids and I love you so much Granny. You have always been my angel.

Hilario Zendejas Jr

April 15, 2018

It was an honor to know Leola in the short 2 years I have attended South Haven. It was always a treat to greet her & talk to her before church services. I also enjoyed talking to her at our Sunday School class dinners. It's reassuring to know that she is now at home with our Heavenly Father, & that she is reunited with her husband, Tony. She will be greatly missed.