OBITUARY

Kenneth R. Bennett

July 31, 1939December 9, 2012

Kenneth Ray Bennett, 73, passed away December 9, 2012, at home with his family by his side. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at McGilley and Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kan. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 16000 W. 143rd St., Olathe, Kan. Interment will follow Mass at Resurrection Cemetery, 83rd and Quivira. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to ASPCA or the Shriners Children's Hospital. He was born July 31, 1939, in Joplin, Mo., to Paul Eli Bennett and Eva Karch Bennett. Ken graduated from Westport High School in 1957, and he entered the Air Force in 1961. In 1963, he married Shirley Wonderly and shared almost 42 years with her. Ken was very proud of his affiliation with the Ararat Shrine, and enjoyed 20 years helping children. Ken will be remembered for his love of cars and his loyalty to his family and friends. Ken is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Bennett and his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle (John) Kriks, two grandchildren, and his significant other, Janet Nickerson. He also has many nieces and nephews and extended family that loved him.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 13, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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John Henley

December 13, 2012

I only knew Ken for a short period of time through his relationship with my mother-in-law, Janet. Later when I look back on this period of time and Ken's name comes up I will always remember him as a good man. You were only in our lives a short time but I guarantee my family and I won't forget you. Thanks Ken. I think you probably made the world a little better place than when you first came into it by your actions and the way you lived your life. Tell the Big Guy hi and take your place with the others.

Patrick Moorman

December 12, 2012

Ken was a great friend for the past 30 years. He loved cars and I always liked to hear his enthusiam about the ones he wished he owned or could drive.

Bob

December 11, 2012

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Bennett. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

david stephens

December 11, 2012

rest in peace kenny not too many of us pla-mor skaters left !

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