Kenneth Charles Thomas
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Kenneth Charles Thomas , Age: 73
January 24, 1944 -- February 07, 2017

Kenneth Charles Thomas, 73, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family, after a five-year battle with cancer on February 7, 2017. Kenneth was born in Miami, OK, on January 24, 1944, to Lewis and Katherine Thomas. He is a 1962 graduate of Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, KS, and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, from which he received an Honorable Discharge in 1970. Kenneth used the G.I. Bill to attend night school and earned a Bachelor of Science from Rockhurst College and a Master of Business Administration from UMKC. He is a retiree of TWA and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Kenneth was a devoted husband and father. He met the love of his life, Beverly, in 1964. They were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 15 of this year. Together, Kenneth and Beverly reared three children. Kenneth was a proud father who never missed a dance recital, ball game, wrestling match, scouting activity, graduation, or any other event in the lives of his children. He was a beautiful example of a loving and active family man. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Timmothy Thomas; brother, Steve Thomas; and step-mother, Elizabeth Thomas. He is survived by his wife; three children and their spouses, Deborah and Chris Morrow of Independence, MO, Brad and Dawn Thomas of Belton, TX, and Jeff and Kim Thomas of Kansas City, MO; sister, Roberta Hicks, of Bonner Springs, KS; 13 grandchildren; and canine companion, Molly. Visitation from 3:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday, February 12 and funeral services at 10:30 AM on Monday, February 13 at Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation at

Additional Service: Visitation
Location: Porter Funeral Home
Address: 1835 Minnesota Ave.
City: Kansas City
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66102
Date: February 12, 2017
Time: 03:00 PM
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Additional Service: Funeral Service
Location: Porter Funeral Home
Address: 1835 Minnesota Ave.
City: Kansas city
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66102
Date: February 13, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
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Norman Hildebrand, Jr. February 10, 2017

Cousin Quapaw , Oklahoma

I am still having a hard time believing he is gone, even though we were just cousins we were always close. I have been thinking about all the fishing trips we had here in Oklahoma. Even though he is gone he will always be in our HEARTS. Beverly and the kids have been in our thoughts and prayers. LOVE you all, N.B.

Carol & Ron Gair February 11, 2017

Friend Glenwood Springs , Colorado

Our deepest sympathy Bev and family. Our Platte City friends.

Don and Karin Winslow February 11, 2017

Dawn Thomas is our daughter Independence , Missouri

Beverly, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the children during this difficult time . Our family became one when our children joined as a family. The times we shared together we hold dear in our hearts. May God be with you and the children. Grief never ends, but it changes. It's a passage not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.

Reta Fry February 11, 2017

in law Breckenridge MO 64625 , Missouri

Both myself and my husband, Michael Fry are praying for you in this time of loss. God will provide in every situation.

Tom & Marion Morgan February 13, 2017

Friend Plano , Texas

Our thoughts and prayers to the Thomas family as you grieve the loss of your dear family member. We pray God will bring you healing, comfort and hope for tomorrow. Our love goes out to all the Thomas family.

Chip & Angie Sher8 February 18, 2017

Friend Kansas City , Missouri

The Sherman family is so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you with. Ken was a wonderful person and family man as well as a great fan of the Pirates. He will be missed. God bless the Thomas family.