KENNETH L. ‘KENNY’ LEDOM
Kenneth L. “Kenny” Ledom, 64, Ottawa, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Ransom Memorial Hospital.
Family members plan to meet with friends 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa, for a visitation. Graveside services and interment are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Kansas. Military honors are to be presented by the Fort Riley Honor Guard. A celebration of life gathering is planned directly following the graveside service at Aerie Lodge No. 2700, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ottawa.
Kenny was born Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1950, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Barney L. and Gladys F. (Carrell) Ledom.
He was a lifelong Ottawa resident, attending Ottawa and Williamsburg schools.
Kenny served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, in the 4th Infantry, from 1969 to 1971.
He worked for Kalmar Industries, formerly Ottawa Truck, for 30-plus years retiring in 2009. He held several positions; most recent was being in charge of parts and services.
He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 912 of Ottawa; life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 5901; and Ottawa Lodge 803, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; and past president and former trustee of Aerie Lodge 2700, Fraternal Order of Eagles, also of Ottawa.
Kenny was united in marriage with Sue Cox in 1974. They later divorced.
He was married to Karrel Wood for 18 years. She preceded him in death Sept. 16, 1999.
Also preceding Kenny in death were his parents; and brother, Terry Ledom.
Survivors include his daughter, Angela Clancy and husband, Billy, Rantoul; three step-daughters, Casey Burgoon and husband, Rich, Ottawa, Laurie Stocker, Lawrence, and Camille Milam, Pea Ridge, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, Jasmine and Jacey Clancy, Amanda, James, Caitlin and Matthew Burgoon, David Moore, Megan and Tri Milam; three great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Payne and husband, Eddie, Ottawa; and many nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Aerie Lodge 2700, Fraternal Order of Eagles through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.
An online guest book is available at www.dengelmortuary.com