Kenneth Stanley

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Kenneth M. Stanley, age 58, of Humboldt, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Kenny was born July 14, 1961, to Marvin and Reta (Gregg) Stanley in Chanute. 

He graduated from Allen Community College. 

On June 3, 2017, Kenny married Suprenna (Dunkin) Stanley. He worked as a farmer. 

Kenny was a quiet, gentle man with a big heart for animals and children. He dedicated his life to growing high quality Gelbvieh cattle. It was hard for Kenny to be idle, and he needed to be outside always doing something. He spent most of his life with calloused hands from his love of planting in his fields and gardening. Kenny also loved to plant flowers, especially lilies and gladiolas. Kenny spent countless hours playing tractors and teaching his grandson Samuel how to be the number one Chiefs fan. Kenny talked about his fond memories of growing up on the farm with his sisters, how close he was with his mother and lots of hunting and fishing stories. Kenny learned many things about farming from his father, that he was then able to pass down to his nephews. He loved to take the kids for rides on his Case IH tractor or combine. Kenny always told Suprenna she was the love of his life, and made sure to let her know that he was the happiest he had ever been since marrying her. They enjoyed going to auctions, traveling and visiting Civil War National parks and cemeteries together. Like his father, Kenny enjoyed the KC Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals, K-State football, and KU basketball. 

Kenny was preceded in death by his father Marvin and father-in-law Wayne Dunkin. 

Kenny is survived by his wife; mother, Reta; sisters, Vickie Smart and husband Jerald, Garnett, and Lisa Lynch and husband Jerry, Stilwell; two sons, Chantry Navarro of Montana, Robert Navarro of Arizona; a daughter, April Renfro and husband Cody of Iowa; grandson Samuel Renfro; nephews Derek Hanson and wife Kim, Dusty Smart and wife Rochelle; nieces Kayla Raider and husband Chris, Danielle Lynch; uncles, aunts and grand-nephews and -nieces. 

A memorial service for Kenny will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Iola. The family will greet friends following the service. 

Memorials in honor of Kenny can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Miracle Network, and can be left with Feuerborn Family Funeral Service. 

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