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Kenneth Lee Mcclure

August 3, 1940 — July 5, 2023

Kenneth Lee Mcclure

Kenneth McClure, age 82, of Stockton, KS died July 5, 2023 at the McPherson Hospital - McPherson.

He was born on August 3, 1940, in Phillipsburg, Kansas to Woodrow and Beulah Leota (Meracle) McClure.

Kenneth and his sister, Betty, were raised on the family farm west of Phillipsburg where he learned the value of hard work.

He attended country school in Phillips County and furthered his education at Phillipsburg High School, joining the US Army soon after his 18th birthday. His Army and Kansas Army National Guard tenure lasted 8 years.

One of the many highlights of his life happened in 1963 when he met and married Brenda Joan (Elliott) McClure, and from this union they were blessed with two children: Jo Ann and Jeffrey Lee.

Ken worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation in Rooks and Phillips Counties for 34 years, while also farming and ranching in Rooks and Phillips Counties. He retired from KDOT in 2000, but never retired from farming and ranching – raising wheat and cattle in Rooks and Phillips Counties to his dying day.

The family moved to Stockton from Phillipsburg in 1971 while Ken was working for KDOT.

Kenneth is survived by his wife: Brenda, of the home; daughter: Jo Ann, Salina, KS; son: Jeffrey and wife Julie and granddaughter, Bailey, McPherson, KS; sister: Betty Miller, Shawnee, KS; brother-in-law: William Elliott, Glade, KS; together with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law: Barbara Pfannenstiel, and brother-in-law: Lyman Miller.

Graveside Services, inclusive of Military Honors, will be Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 10:30 AM in the Stockton Cemetery – Webster Addition, 300 North Water Street Stockton, KS 67669.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to: Stockton FFA, in care of the Funeral Chapel, Box 86 Hays, KS 67601.

Matthew 25:40 “The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. '”

Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

Arrangements by Keithley Funeral Homes and Crematory – Brock’s Chapel 2509 Vine Street Hays, KS 67601.

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