Kenneth J. Way, age 91, died early Sunday morning, June 9, 2013, at his Meade, Kansas, residence.
He was born February 28, 1922, at Beloit, Kansas, the son of Fred and Wave (Hyman) Way. As a young boy he attended the Beloit school system. In 1942, he joined the United States Army, serving during World War II, receiving a purple heart at Bastone Belgium in 1945. After his discharge, he returned to Beloit before moving to Glenn Elder and later Garden City where he made his home for fifty-one years, working for Century Refinery. In 2005, he moved to Meade, and has made his home until his passing.
He was a lifetime member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 2279, the American Legion, Eagles Lodge, Elks Lodge, and the Moose Lodge, all of Garden City. He enjoyed horses, hunting, attending 4-H events of his grandchildren, and spending time with his family and friends.
In 1945 he married Eloise Way. The couple later divorced. On September 3, 1956, he married Pauline May Ringer at Scott City, Kansas. She survives.
Other survivors include:
Five sons, Jimmie Lee Way of Brush, Colorado
Scottie Dee Way of Ponca City, Oklahoma
Ronnie Vee Way of Mt. Pleasant, Texas
Danny Way and Terry Way
Two daughters, Debbie Boley of Meade, Kansas
Seven grandchildren One great-grandson
He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Frances, Robert, and Virgil Way.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2013, at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary Chapel, Meade, with the Reverend Ron Willard presiding. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade, with military honors.
In lieu of flowers the family would welcome memorials to the Disabled Veterans in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com