Wayne Alden Kennedy
Wayne Alden Kennedy, 95, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Wayne was born Aug. 27, 1923, in Horton, Mo., to Ernest L. and Minnie M. (Bowen) Kennedy. He was united in marriage to Thelma Lucille Fengler on Nov. 24, 1945, in Fort Scott, Kan., and she preceded him in death on March 22, 2017.
Wayne grew up in the Horton area and attended Metz High School. Following high school he went to Kansas City where he completed a course in Special Aircraft Engine Assembly receiving a diploma from the American Aeronautical Institute in 1942 during World War II. Following the war he came back to the family farm near Horton. Wayne farmed nearly all of his life, and for a time raised chickens. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Nevada where he was active as a Deacon and as a Sunday school teacher. Wayne was an avid quail hunter and frequently hunted with Ed Fengler and Gene Snyder. He was also a fisherman and liked to fish in the ponds on the farm. Wayne enjoyed taking his one trip a year, especially to the ocean, and trips to the Dog Track.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Adams and her husband, Darrell, Greenfield, Mo., and Janet Bley and her husband, Allen, Moundville, Mo.; grandchildren, Christi Miller and her husband, Marty, Nevada, Bennie Adams, Nevada, Jennifer Eaton and her husband, Travis, Nevada, and Nicole Garrett and her husband, Nate, Asbury, Mo.; and six great-grandchildren, Hailee Johnson and her husband, Rusty, Hanna Miller, Peyton Eaton, Hunter Eaton, Ava Garrett, Trace Garrett. In addition to his wife, Thelma, he was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, at First Baptist Church in Nevada with Dr. Bill Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Friends may call now and until 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Ferry Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested in his memory to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in care of Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
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