With warmth and fond remembrance, we celebrate the life of Glendolyn Lou (Avery) Van Etten, who departed this world on Monday, November 27, 2023. Born to Glenn Edgar and Opal Isla (Lamont) Avery on July 7, 1930, in Hutchinson, Kansas, Glendolyn was a radiant beacon of love, care, and creativity. Residing in Sublette, Kansas, she was a proud wife and mother who dedicated her life to the wellbeing and happiness of her family. Glendolyn's life was a testament to the power of love, the joy of creativity, and the beauty of family bonds.\n\nGlendolyn was a woman of many talents and passions. She had a special love for crocheting, a hobby that reflected her caring nature and creative spirit. Her handmade afghans, presented to her beloved grandchildren upon their high school graduation, were tokens of her enduring love and support. Even in her later years, while living in a nursing home, she endeavored to make baby blankets for every new child born into the family. Each stitch was a symbol of her love, each blanket a warm embrace that will be cherished forever.\n\nBeyond her family, Glendolyn had a passion for creation and entrepreneurship. She owned and operated several businesses, including a yarn shop, the quaint 'Knit Sew Shop,' lovingly built next to her home. She also managed restaurants in Sublette and Lakin, Kansas. Her entrepreneurial spirit was only matched by her love of shopping, with QVC being a particular favorite in her later years. She was a familiar and beloved figure at the Haskell County Fair, where she joyfully sold her hand-crafted items. Glendolyn was also an avid camper, fondly reminiscing her camping trips with her late husband, Francis.\n\nGlendolyn is survived by her children, Karen Bailey of Sublette, KS, Kerry Van Etten and wife Nancy of Guntersville, AL, Randy Van Etten of Sublette, KS, Lenny Van Etten and wife Juanita of Sublette, KS, and Klonda Pemberton and husband Bill of Sublette, KS; 22 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.\n\nShe is preceded in death by her husband, Francis Van Etten; parents, Glenn and Opal Avery; great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Antonio Garcia and Bailey Ritter; sister, Lois Hendricks: and a baby brother, Glenn Avery, Jr.\n\nThere will be no public viewing as cremation has taken place.\n\nMemorial Service will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at the Sublette Southern Baptist Church, 901 Lark Avenue, Sublette, KS 67877 with Pastor Dave Erwin officiating. Internment will be at the Haskell County Cemetery immediately following the service.\n\nMemorial contributions can be made payable to the Satanta Long Term Care Unit with a notation of Activities Department in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, KS 67877. Condolences may be left online at WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com.