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Kenneth Martin 'Kenny' Savage

Published on -4/2/2014, 9:59 AM

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Kenneth Martin “Kenny” Savage, 84, Hays, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at his home.

He was born Dec. 22, 1929, in Bixby Okla., to Martin and Olive (Cook) Savage. He was a graduate of Russell High School.

He married Helen Withrow on Sept. 23, 1950. They celebrated 50 years of marriage before she preceded him in death May 23, 2001. He later married Yvonne (Hannah-Emerson) on June 8, 2002. They shared 12 years together. During his life, he worked in the oil business, later purchasing Central Chemical Co., from which he retired. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean conflict.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Hays, Veterans of Foreign Wars, past master of Hays Masonic Lodge No. 195, past High Priest of Royal Arch Masons of Kansas, past Celestial Master of Cryptic Masons of Kansas, Aleppo Commandery No. 31, prior of Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar High Priest, KTYCH-Knights Templar Cross of Honor, York Rite College and Order of the Eastern Star.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling, watching sports and family activities.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; four daughters, Debra Schreck and husband, Tom, Victoria, Kathy Savage, Wilson, Sheila Karlin and husband, Larry, Garden City, and Lesly Rupp, Hays; two stepdaughters, Sherry Stroh and husband, Dave, Goddard, and Lisa Arnhold, Hays; six grandchildren, Matt Schreck and wife, Lisa, Hays, Tanner Schreck and wife, Kim, Grand Junction, Colo., Rachel Karlin, Garden City, Kelli Parr and husband, Kevin, Savannah, Ga., Addie Rupp, Denton, Texas, and Kiley Rupp, Hays; three step-grandchildren, Andrew Stroh and wife, Melissa, Kiowa, Rochelle Stroh, Wichita, and Erika Arnhold, Hays; three great-grandchildren, Hayden and Macy Schaffer, Garden City, and McKinnley Rupp, Denton; a great-grandchild, Megan Zeman, Hays; and numerous relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Karl Savage; and a sister, Geraldene Driscoll.

Services were Friday at Brock’s Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601, with military honors by the Hays VFW.

Memorials are suggested to Camp Christy in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent by guest book to www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to keithley@ruraltel.net.

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