Kennith R. McGlasson, age 79, of WaKeeney, passed away after a lengthy illness Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital in WaKeeney. He was born in Elk County, Kansas, and graduated from Grenola High School with the class of 1952. His parents were Reed and Oretha (Wilcoxen) McGlasson.
On July 20th, 1958, he was united in marriage to Ruelena Cox of Arkansas City at the Cedar Vale Baptist Church. They enjoyed 55 years of marriage together. In 1968, Kennith joined the Kansas Highway Patrol and spent his entire career in this area. He retired in 1993. Kenny was well known for his outgoing personality and quick wit. He always liked to hear or tell a good joke.
Kennith is survived by his wife; 3 brothers, Ed and wife Teressa McGlasson and Don and wife Ann McGlasson, both of Arkansas City, and Dave and wife Delores McGlasson of Coffeyville; and 1 sister Mary Shorter of Ponca City, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Alene Ware and her husband, Bob; and a brother-in-law, Tom Shorter.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Schmitt Funeral Home in WaKeeney. Burial will be in the WaKeeney City Cemetery with honors by the Kansas Highway Patrol.
The casket will be open 1 hour to service time for viewing. There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trego County Hospital Endowment Fund or the Big Creek Golf Course. Checks written to those organizations may be sent to Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 North 12th, WaKeeney, KS 67672.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.schmittfuneral.com.