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Kenneth Warren Hale Sr.


1931 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Kenneth Warren Hale Sr. Obituary
Kenneth Warren Hale, Sr., age 82 of Frontenac, KS passed to his reward at 10:20 am, July 18, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Kenny was born August 26, 1931 in Faulkner, KS. He was the son of Wilber O. Hale and Hazel Pearl Crain Hale. As a child, he attended rural schools in Cherokee County and graduated from Cherokee County Rural High School in Columbus in 1949. After graduation, Kenny joined his father and grandfather in both farming and the family business, Hale Oil Company, retiring in 2004.
Kenny is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Dorothy (Olney) Hale, his two children, Kenneth W. Hale, Jr. "Skip" and his wife Kandi, Frontenac, KS, and Cathy Hale Hall, Webb City, MO. He was a loving and involved "Papa" to his grandchildren; Christopher Hall (Kelly) of Las Vegas, NV, Corrine Hale Reid (Nick) of Joplin, MO, Cassie Hale of Denver, CO, Kenneth W. Hale, III "KW" of Frontenac, KS, and great grandchildren; Lily and Duke Reid of Joplin, MO. Other survivors include his sister-in-law Dorothy Handshy Hale, Columbus, KS, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, as well as many friends. His brother, Carol Hale preceded him in death, as did his brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Ray and Betty Leroy and Peggy Pierson.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Columbus, KS. Lifetime memberships included Eastern Star, Masonic Lodge, and Scottish Rite. He was a former member of the Mirza Shrine and Jesters. In addition to his love for family, church, and community, he was passionate about quail hunting in the fall and America's favorite pastime, Baseball. For most of his adult life, he managed and coached baseball teams, including Little League, Jr. League, American Legion, and his semi pro team, the Columbus Bombers. He was honored as "Mr. Baseball" on October 18, 2005 by the Columbus Community. He continued to demonstrate his enthusiasm for sports by attending the athletic events of his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, July 21, 2014 at Derfelt Funeral Home of Columbus. Burial will follow in the Park Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10:00 am, until service time on Monday. Memorial gifts may be made to United Methodist Church of Columbus, United Methodist Church of Frontenac, or Columbus Community Field all in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Morning Sun on July 19, 2014
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