OBITUARY

Kenneth T. Logsdon

October 6, 1938March 4, 2019
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Kenneth T. Logsdon, 80, of Leawood, KS, passed away on March 4, 2019. Ken is survived by his wife of 56 years and the love of his life, Lucille, and his beloved son, Mark.

Ken was born October 6, 1938 in Canton, MO to Mary and Edward Logsdon, who pre-deceased him. His brother, Dick, and his sister, Bonnie, also pre-deceased him. He is survived by his brother, Harold.

Ken discovered a love of business while working during his youth at his father’s store, Logsdon Grocery. He graduated from Culver Stockton College in 1960 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. After graduating from college, he accepted a marketing position with Folger’s Coffee. He was involved in the creation of the advertising campaign involving Mrs. Olson, who became the spokeswoman for the company. He worked for two additional companies during the following 43 years before retiring and pursuing a number of personal business ventures. His success allowed him to establish a scholarship at Culver Stockton College for the benefit of students from Lewis County. He believed that “some of the greatest talent lies in our smaller communities and when given a chance to receive a college education, a whole new world will open up for them.”

His Catholic faith and dedication to family provided the foundation for his life. He was a longtime member of the Church of St. Ann, Prairie Village, KS, and he was one of the founding members of their chapter of the Knights of Columbus. For the last 19 years, he was a member of the Church of the Nativity, Leawood, KS. He served as a Eucharist Minister and enjoyed being an active member of the Knights of Columbus and Men of Nativity.

A Visitation will be held Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Nativity Catholic Church at 9:30 AM, with Mass to follow at 11:00 AM. The family suggests contributions to Nativity Catholic Church in lieu of flowers. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Missouri at 10:30 AM, Friday, March 8. Condolences may be left online at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com.

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Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, March 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

Kenneth T. Logsdon

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Terry Spandet

March 13, 2019

Dear Lucille and Mark,
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Ken's passing. Sue does not check her email very often and we just learned of this as we sit here in Florida. As a neighbor and friend dating back to 1970 we have so many wonderful memories. Almost 50 years of friendship that stood the test of time. Our deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family who were touched by this wonderful man. I will miss our chats about farming, flipping houses, investments, and talks about the old days and some of Terry's antics. Mark, when you see this and have a moment please call my cell # 847 778 8358. Please tell Mom how sorry we are, how much we love her, and that we will schedule a visit in late May when we return from Florida.

Terry and Sue Spandet

Ken Gauert

March 9, 2019

Lucille & Mark -- My condolences to both of you. Ken was one of my favorite customers at the barber shop. He was always
friendly and I personally looked forward to all his appointments. Ken was always a pleasure to be around and he will be missed by all who knew him.

Scott Trowbridge

March 6, 2019

Please accept my deepest sympathy on Ken's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Ken here in Los Angeles. He was always such a gentleman and a true mentor in so many ways.

Casey Casebolt

March 6, 2019

Dear Lucille and Mark,
Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you at this time of your loss. How shocked I was to to learn of Ken's passing. We spent many good years working together and of course, sharing many good times as well as the usual few bad times---but that is the way of life. I can sure see us at those Ben Franklin shows all over this great country. Lots of hard work which paid off with satisfied customers. I will be unable to be with you on Thursday physically but my thoughts will definitely be there. God Bless Ken!!!!
And best of life to each of you.
Your Friends
Casey and Eva Casebolt

Rebecca Wardwell

March 6, 2019

To the Logsdon family, please accept my condolences on the passing of Mr. Logsdon. I've been your letter carrier these past few years. Your husband and father was very kind and always appeared with a smile to chat with me at the mailbox. I retired just last week and I am saddened to hear this news. He was so helpful just about three weeks ago when one of your neighbors fell on ice in her driveway. I called for the med-act and he sprung into action to bring her home later from the hospital. I know you are heart-broken but I believe heaven is a glorious place!
Rebecca Wardwell

Gene Busby

March 6, 2019

Ken was a great guy. So sorry to hear he passed.

karen hugenberg

March 6, 2019

My Uncle Ken was the kind of man who made you believe in the goodness of people. Our lives have been enriched by know and loving him...

Geoffrey Walsh

March 6, 2019

Dear Lucille and Mark:

My most sincere sympathies to you and the family. Ken was one of the single most important people in my life, and for so many other people. He epitomized what it is like to be a GREAT man, dedicated husband, father and great friend. He was a father figure, mentor, and best friend to me. My heart is broken over his sudden and unexpected loss. I am so sorry for your loss and I am here for you anytime. Ken was such an important part of my life. We chatted almost everyday. He made me want to be a "better man" everyday. He walked and talked his faith in the Lord unlike any other man in my life. He touched the lives of so many people in the most wonderful ways.

Ken always provided light during dark moments and lived a faith based life. I know the Lord greeted him with LOVE, glee and a resounding "great job my good and faithful servant!" Ken's dedication to family, friends and the community is unsurpassed. His spirit will always provide comfort to all that were blessed to have him in their life. After a 27 year relationship with this great man I am left grief stricken but rejoice in his life and his place in heaven! I will so miss our daily interaction and promise to follow Ken's lead and, relish, cherish and rejoice over so many fond memories. I will miss my dear friend so very much.

Lucille and Mark, my thoughts, sympathies and prayers are with you during such a difficult time of grief. I love you Ken and will miss you everyday.

Love, Geoff

John Landsberg

March 6, 2019

I was stunned to learn of Ken's passing. We had exchanged emails about a week ago.

Ken truly lived his Catholic faith. If someone needed a helping hand or advice he was there. If I needed a laugh he was always prepared to laugh AT me!

It has been said we have saints among us today. Ken was in that category. Condolences to Lucille and the family. I was blessed to have known him.



Bill Mick

March 5, 2019

Lucille and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I had no idea he was ill. I enjoyed being neighbors for nearly fifteen years. Ken was always friendly and kind to me. Always in a jovial mood! He will be sorely missed. Please keep the memories of Ken forever in your hearts. Lucille, please let us know if you need anything.

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