GREAT BEND — Kenneth Morris Warner, 90, died June 16, 2016, at Almost Home, Inc., in Great Bend.
He was born Sept. 21, 1925, the son of Albert and Mabel (Renken) Warner. He married Rubye Estes Young Oct. 23, 1948, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Mo. She died on Aug. 5, 2006. A Great Bend resident since April 2006, coming from Smyrna, Ga., he was an accountant and supervisor for Graybar Electric, retiring after 37 years of service.
Mr. Warner was a United States Navy veteran, serving as a photographers mate during World War II. He was a member of ROMEOs, and attended Trinity Lutheran Church where he was a Bible study leader. He enjoyed garage sales, playing bingo, attending Senior Center activities and making costume jewelry. He was active in Orphan Grain Train.
Survivors include beloved companion, Elsena Bender, Great Bend; three sons, Gregory Albert Warner and his wife Trudy, St. Louis, Mo.; Mark Kenneth Warner and his wife Linda, Arlington Heights, Ill.; and Matthew Earl Warner and his wife Kathy,f Toledo, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Warner, Great Bend; a brother, David Warner, Rochester, N.Y.; two sisters, Shirley Wilson of Illinois, and Mabelle Osburn, Toledo, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Skinner and her husband Brent, Rebecca Maczko and her husband Jeff, Anne Martin and her husband Nate, David Warner and his wife Heidi, Sara Chakour and her husband Kenneth, Kevin Warner and his wife Stephanie, Diane Guthrie and her husband Jeremy, and Jeremy Warner and his wife Megan, and Michael Wright and his wife Kelley; 12 great-grandchildren, Cameron Maczko, Rebecca Martin, Andrew Martin, James Martin, Emmaline Warner, Sophia Warner, Chase Warner, Zia Warner, Ainsley Warner, Jaci Guthrie, Addison Guthrie and Archer Wright; and the entire extended Bender and Brack families.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Oliver Warner, two daughters-in-law, Patricia Warner and Laurie Warner, a brother, Norman Warner, and two sisters, Alberta Gaeth and Juanita Jungk.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend, with the Reverend Richard Monson officiating. Private family inurnment will be in Great Bend Cemetery North. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials are requested to Trinity Lutheran Church or Great Bend Senior Center, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS, 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 30, 2016