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Ronald Ray Pfenninger, 1949 - 2020
Ronald Ray Pfenninger

Ronald Ray Pfenninger, 71, passed away December 11, 2020 at KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.

He was born July 18, 1949 in Great Bend; the son of Chester H. and Ella M. Crosson Pfenninger. A lifetime area resident; he was a farmer/stockman.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Rozel, where he held many offices, the Pawnee Watershed, the State Association of Kansas Watershed, Walnut City Lodge #215, Fort Hays Shrine Club and the Lincoln Township board.

On May 23, 1971, he married Linda Benda in Gem, KS.  She survives.

Other survivors include: daughter, Becky Rae Pfenninger, Liberal and Scott Douglas (Amanda) Pfenninger, Derby and two grandchildren, Liam and Owen.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Rodney Gay Pfenninger.

Private family service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned, with Tom Beckwith presiding.  Service will be viewable via facebook live at  Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.  A public graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the Larned Cemetery, Larned.

Memorials may be given to the Walnut City Lodge #215 or Fort Hays Shrine Club in care of Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477 Larned, KS 67550.  Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Beckwith Mortuary
PO Box 477, 916 Main St.
Larned, KS 67550
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 16, 2020