Orie Van Kenton
Published on -9/26/2013, 10:16 AM
Orie Van Kenton, 83, Jetmore, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Hays Medical Center.
He was born June 22, 1930, in Ingalls to Clifford Van and Mary Naoma (Green) Kenton.
He married Franciene (Daisy) Sinclair on March 30, 1955, in Dodge City. He was a local representative for Peoples Natural Gas.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Lions Club, Odd Fellows and was a volunteer for the fire department, all of Jetmore.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Larry Kenton, Dodge City, Van Kenton, Bucklin, and Bart Kenton and wife, Karla, Hays; three daughters, Reyne Kenton, Dodge City, Lana Miller and husband, Jeremy, Wiley, Colo., and Leslie Koerner, Lawrence; a brother, Ray Kenton, Dodge City; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kurt Kenton; and a sister, Viola Fern Steinkuehler.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Jetmore; inurnment will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Jetmore.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, both at Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore.
Memorials are suggested to Jetmore Fire Department in care of the funeral home.