Kenneth N. Jett

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kenneth N. Jett, 79, Sheldon, Mo., passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, at his home in Sheldon, following a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 18, 1933, in Sedalia, Mo., to Roy Raymond Jett and Mildred Lena Klein Jett. He married Charlene L. Shaw on Oct. 3, 1964, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 16, 2010.

Kenneth was raised in Sedalia and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1952. He served in the United States Air Force for four years and was stationed in Greenland. Following the service, Kenneth worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad in Sedalia and later ran his own rental business there. Later, he worked for Menefee Construction in Sedalia for a number of years. In 1971, Kenneth went to work for the 3M Company when they began operation in Nevada, retiring in 1996 after 25 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nevada and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 855 and a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus Luke E. Hart Assembly No. 1953.

Survivors include two brothers, Pearly Jett and his wife, Nancy, Sedalia, Mo., and Dennis Jett and his wife Carla, Sheldon; one sister, Carolyn Beck and her husband, Michael, the state of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A committal service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Nevada, with the Rev. Robert Wachter officiating. Friends may call now and until 10:30 a.m., Monday, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Contributions may be made in his memory to Vernon County Cancer Relief in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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