KENNETH E. CLAYTON, SR
Kenneth E. Clayton, 88, of Lenexa, KS, passed away at his home on September 16, 2011. Visitation will be from 6 – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the Overland Park First Assembly of God, 7700 W 75th, OP, KS. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, 913-856-7111. Funeral Services will be the following week at Central Assembly of God in Springfield, MO with burial at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, arrangements: Greenlawn Funeral Home in Springfield, MO, 417-833-1111. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Overland Park First Assembly of God or the Central Assembly of God in Springfield. Condolences may be given at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Kenneth was born October 21, 1922 in Hannibal, MO to Frank Henry Clayton, Sr. and Bertha Mae (Haworth) Clayton. Kenneth was previously married to Betty (Langworthy) Clayton of KCMO. Kenneth served in the US Navy during WWII on the LST-744 as part of the Pacific Fleet. He retired after 31 years at SW Bell Telephone Co in Kansas City as an exchange repairman. Kenneth married Josephine (Cheney) Compton on November 27, 1976 and they moved to Springfield, MO. He also worked with Metropolitan Rod and Reel at Bass Pro Shop. Kenneth was a Mason. He enjoyed golfing and fishing, especially at the Lake of the Ozarks.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Frank Henry Clayton Jr and wife Jean, Anna Marie Swanson and George Allen Clayton. Kenneth is survived by his wife Josie, of the home; children: Kenneth Clayton, Jr, Bruce Clayton (Jane), and Georgia Fogle (Brent), all of Olathe, Nancy Windes (Mike) and Mark Clayton of Overland Park, and Carolyn Chick (Ken) of Lenexa, Tony Compton (Jo) of Clinton, MO and Charlene Cutbirth of Carrollton, TX; brother-in-law Robert Swanson and sister-in-law Gladys Clayton of Kansas City; 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
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