Kenneth E. Waterbury(1926-2014)

Kenneth Waterbury, age 87, and resident of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, passed away on Saturday, March 8, in the Jane Phillips Medical Center.
Kenneth E. Waterbury was born July 15, 1926 in Council Grove, Kansas. He was the son of Frank Waterbury and Edith (West) Waterbury. He graduated high school from Council Grove before becoming a member of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War.
In 1970, Kenneth moved from Kansas City, Kansas to Bartlesville. Kenneth became employed with Phillips Petroleum Co. holding the title of accountant in the Sales & Credit Card Division. He retired in the early '80s after many years of loyal service.
He was a member of Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Bartlesville where he was very active and he instilled the same in his children. He enjoyed being a father and worked hard to provide entertainment and vacations for his family. He loved people in general; square dancing; and playing cards (i.e., bridge)
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Grace; his wife, Mary; step-brother, Keith Gentry; and step-sister, Jerry Gentry.
Survivors include his children, Gene Waterbury of McAlister, Oklahoma, Bruce Waterbury and his wife, Becky, of Bartlesville, and Paul Waterbury and his wife, Linda, of Dallas, Texas; stepchildren, Barry Boone of Bartlesville and Verda Chambers and her husband, Richard, of Norman, Oklahoma; sister, Bobby (Gentry) Patterson and her husband, Dick, of Council Grove; brother, Kirt "Lucky" Gentry also of Council Grove; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions in Kenneth's honor may be forwarded to 55+ Activity Center, 1400 S.E. Washington Blvd., Bartlesville, OK 74006.
Memorial services for Mr. Waterbury will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM in Eastern Heights Baptist Church. Pastor Michael Valindingham will officiate. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the Arnold Moore & Neekamp Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Mar. 11 to Apr. 10, 2014