Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Obituary - Kenneth "Kenny" Dan Kendrick

Kenneth Dean Kendrick, 79, Adrian, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler, Missouri, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, Missouri with visitation from 10:00-12:00. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Ballard, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Kenny was born January 23, 1936 in Adrian, Missouri, the son of Eddie Louis and Gladys Naomi (Sallee) Kendrick. He was the fifth of ten children. He joined the Army in 1956 and was deployed to Enchon, Korea. He was a supply clerk near the 38th parallel.

Kenny was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Johnson of Chilhowee, Missouri on July 26, 1959. Three daughters were born to this marriage, Kathy Puhr of Lamar, Missouri, Colleen Dawn of Adrian, Missouri, and Teresa Malone of Appleton City, Missouri.

Some of his occupations include Milgrams grocery store clerk, police officer in Warrensburg, Army Reserves, as well as a layout operator at Western Electric in Lee’s Summit.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Gladys Kendrick, his best friend, Les Smith, siblings, Beulah Hartsell (Tootie), Eddie Lee Kendrick (Buster), Helen Herndon (Bea), and Junior Kendrick (Jim). One grandson and two great-grand children; 10 grand children, and twenty and ¾ great-grand-children are just part of the legacy he left behind. He has many friends left also, such as employees and residents of Willow Lane Nursing Home, Heartland Hospice and Sharon Cumpton.