Kenneth Eugene Ogle, age 78, of Iola, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola.
Kenny was the first of six children born to Kenneth Gene and Nina May (Typer) Ogle. He was born on Jan. 16, 1941, in Chanute. Kenny grew up in Chanute, graduating from Chanute High School in 1959. He served in the National Guard for six years. He was very proud of his time spent as a Military Police Officer. On July 31, 1960 Kenny married Gloria Overbay in Miami, Okla. Their union was blessed with two daughters. Kenny first began working for Ed Nolan at the age of 15. That was the beginning of his lifelong work in and around the oil fields of Southeast Kansas. Over the years Kenny worked as a producer, consultant, and manager to numerous individuals and businesses. Kenny was the owner of KO Oil Field Consulting and Services.
In his early days, Kenny loved racing cars. The car racing took a hiatus in order for Kenny to devote more time to Carmen and her 4-H horse projects. This led him to being one of the founders of the Allen County 4-H Rough Riders. He enjoyed helping the 4-H members with their horse projects, and seeing them succeed and grow as individuals. Kenny eventually made his way back to the race track with his son-in-law, Kent. Kenny and his brother, Frank, Sam Stout and Dale Wallace spent countless hours building rat rods and bonding. He loved being able to spend time with family.
He was a member of Marmaton Lodge No. 245 of Moran and the Mirza Shrine of Pittsburg. Kenny was also a member of the Iola Elks, where he was active in establishing the lake and then working the trap shooting events. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and shooting. Kenny was able to lead a very fulfilling life, some of his fondest times were spent hunting with his wife, Gloria.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frank and Doug Ogle; and one sister, Diane Nielson.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Gloria, of the home; two daughters, Carmen Shafer of Iola and Ronda Tomson and husband, Kent of Iola; three grandchildren, Ceri Coffield, Reine Meyer, Ralph Caston Shafer; great-granddaughter, Marin Coffield; brother, Randy Ogle and wife, Amy of Chanute; and sister, Debbie Stout of Chanute.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola. Inurnment will follow at 2 p.m. in Chanute Memorial Park. The family will greet friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in The Venue at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Wings Of Warriors, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, or Shriners Hospital for Children. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.