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KENNETH CHARLES, 71 former NFL player and Philadelphia Eagles Coach and Executive, long time resident of Springfield, PA, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at his residence. Ken Iman had been battling complications from heart surgery since 1999.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he had his start in football at Beaumont High School. He attended South East Missouri State University where he studied Social Studies and Physical Education and earned a Bachelor Degree. Iman played football along side his older brother, Norman during his high school and college years. Ken Iman was signed onto special teams for the Green Bay Packers in 1959 under Coach Vince Lombardi and went on to win two championships in a row. He was later traded to the Los Angeles Rams where Iman played the majority of his 194 games as center under Hall of Fame Coach George Allen. Iman was voted as team MVP in 1972. In the off-season, he was an English and Social Studies teacher at Fox High School in Arnold, Missouri. After 15 seasons as a player in the NFL, Iman began a professional coaching career with the Philadelphia Eagles. He spent 11 years as an Offensive Line Coach, starting with the Vermeil era. Iman stayed with the Eagles Franchise as an executive for 10 years, where he retired after 40 years in the NFL. Iman was a presenter at the Hall of Fame induction in August, 1999 for close friend and former teammate Mr. Tom Mack.
During his retirement, he enjoyed spending time at the gym and his Saturdays, with his long time friend Mike Dougherty, observing Philadelphia Eagles practice.
Ken Iman is the beloved husband of Joyce Iman; loving father to the late Susan Iman, Karen Iman-White, Betsy Iman-Rich, Robert Iman, the late Carmen Ranalli, and Joyce Ranalli-Faragasso; dearly loved grandfather of John White, Cody Rich, Jesse Rich, Gabrielle Faragasso, Frankie Faragasso, Emily White, and Brandon Iman. Friends and Family are invited to a Memorial Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 20, to begin promptly at 1 P.M. (Lombardi time) at the Drexelbrook Grand Ballroom, 4700 Drexel Brook Drive, in Drexel Hill, PA. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations can be made to, Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, 707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 600, Northbrook, IL 60062 in the memory of Ken Iman.

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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Nov. 17, 2010.
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November 14, 2015
Dear, Dear Ken,
It was YOU who formed our son as an executive in Sports Management. You both sold suites for a particular football team. Our son was new to the art of the sale. Though a humble soul, our son happened to be wearing his Yankee Conference ring one day at the office. It was then that you flashed your Green Bay Packer Superbowl ring. Our son never wore his ring again. In such a subtle way you showed our son what greatness is.

Thank you, Ken, and we know that you are resting in peace at last!
The Downes Family
November 13, 2015
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Harry Simpson
October 11, 2012
Rod Iman
October 11, 2012
Rod Iman
October 11, 2012
Rod Iman
October 11, 2012
Rod Iman
October 11, 2012
Rod Iman
October 11, 2012
Rod Iman
April 7, 2011
Nick Gamvas
November 27, 2010
I just heard the news of Ken's passing and am deeply saddened. Ken was a great friend and mentor during my time as an intern with the Eagles and I always think of him with great regard.
Dean Hybl
November 20, 2010
what a icon
mickey glenn
November 18, 2010
Ira Wilson
November 18, 2010
To Joyce & all of Ken's family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. He was a good man & truely unique. He will be missed by many.
Denise & Jack Bailey
November 18, 2010
Gentle People,
Our son was fortunate to have Ken Iman as his primary mentor when entering the business arena. We thank Ken so very much for his unflappable consistency, caring and mentoring of our son.
We feel that Ken is in the inner sanctum of the beyond.
Our deepest sympathy to you, his family.
November 18, 2010
To the family,

Love and prayers are with you during this sad time. I know he and Susan are having a grand reunion!!

Sally Dickenson, Port Norris, NJ
November 18, 2010
To the Iman Family: My sincerest condolences on your loss...Ken was one of the few men that I have ever met in my life who when he asked "How are you doing?" - he really, truly meant it! - a great guy who made YOU feel great.
November 17, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Anthony and Diane Callahan
November 17, 2010
Richard Herrick
November 17, 2010
To the Iman Family,

Our deepest regrets to your great loss. The love Ken brought you did not leave... the essence of him can't escape your heart for it's been their to long.
Cling to the wonderful memories he must have made over the years.

Let the God of comfort help you through in this time of saddness. He says,"Do not be afraid for I am with you. Do not gaze about, for I am your God,I will fortify you and help you.."-Isaiah 41:10.

The Grant Family
November 17, 2010
Our heartfelt condolences to Ken's family, May you our Heavenly Father, the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you as well as that support given by family and friends. With deep sympathy,
November 17, 2010
A tough guy with a big heart who meant more to family and friends than anyone will ever know.
Bob Grotz
November 17, 2010
We can't find the words to express how deeply sorry we are that Ken has passed.
We hope that you can find a little comfort in knowing that your family and friends will be there to support you and help you, now and always.
Moffa Family
November 17, 2010
Joyce---You truly landed one of the best ever. I have so many great memories of you, Kenny, Robbie, fishing excursions in Ventnor, laughing with the Dougherty crowd, painfully strong handshakes. Good friends are eternal. Rest in peace my friend.
John McGuire
November 17, 2010
To the Iman family,

We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the comforting words from family and friends continue to strengthen you, and the fond memories of your loved one continue to provide comfort to you.

May you also find a measure of comfort and peace in God's promises found in the last book of the Holy Scriptures: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." 2 Peter 3:13; 1 Cor. 15:24-26
November 17, 2010
To the Family of Ken Iman ~ To lose a loved one is heart-breaking. Please accept my deepest sympathy. We have the promise from our Almighty Father through his Son, Jesus Christ, that our enemy death will be no more (Isaiah 25:8).
Ms. Holder
November 17, 2010
Our prayers for the family. May God hold you closely. Ken and Lew are probably talking with Vince right now.
Randy Wyatt
November 16, 2010
So honored to met such a nice man and always was in good spirit even in the hospital!My bestregards to his family.
Christina Constans
November 16, 2010
Joyce - I am so sorry, and sad, to hear about Ken's passing. He was one of the nicest men I have ever met; never pretentious, just Ken. I know my brother, Mike Dougherty, loved Ken and will miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Liz Dougherty Moore
November 16, 2010
Dear Iman family and friends....... our warmest sympathies and be comforted knowing that God is "near to those that are broken at heart , and those who are crushed in spirt he saves"Psalms34:18
November 16, 2010
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you on your lost. Ken was a great person that I got to know over 40 years ago as I grew up around him and all the players of the Los Angeles Rams.I'm very sorry for your lost.
Todd Hewitt
November 16, 2010
My husband and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Ken was a great athlete please accept our sincere sympathy and these words of comfort." he is healing the brokenhearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots."
Psalm 147:13
The Flowers
November 16, 2010
May God bless Ken and his wonderful family. I will miss all of the many good times we have had together since August of 1956. Ken was one of my best friends and I must say, was the most honest person I have ever met.
Gary Nichols
November 15, 2010
To the the family of Ken Iman - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that Ken will be missed by many.
R Golay
November 15, 2010
Iman family,I am sorry to hear about your lost.But under God kingdom their will be now sickness and disease and also death will be no more,And this is a sure hope for the death.Because God can remembers the departed one and can bring him back to life in the future earthly paradise.At John 5:28,29.says(do not marvel at this,because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.)That will be a wonderful time win out love one come back again in that paradise.I hope this will be a encouraging to you and your family.our heartfelt thoughts go to you and the family.
November 15, 2010
Mrs. Iman,
There are many in Saint Louis who knew Kenny in the yesteryears that share a common prayer to our God to hold you and support you in these Hours of grief.

Bill and Doris Braudis
November 15, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Iman Family in their time of grief. At times like these, 'God can give us "power beyond what is normal," so we can keep going from one day to the next. (2 Cor. 4:7) I hope this will bring the family a measure of comfort.

A Friend
November 15, 2010
May Jehovah God comfort you in your time of grief.
Greory Brandyburg
November 15, 2010
The Men of Beaumont extend our deepest sympathy on the lost of your love one.
Our hearts go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. Ken was both a classmate and friend and will be missed by all. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Men of Beaumont
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