Kenny Slife


October 26, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Kenneth Dene “Kenny” Slife, Sr., 67, Iola, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola.
Kenny was born Sept. 22, 1948, in Augusta, Ga. He moved to California with his stepfather and mother, Bennie and Lena (Dix) Williams, where he grew up and graduated from high school.
While living in Bakersfield, Calif., he worked for the state as a forestry landscaper. In Coos Bay, Ore., Kenny worked in the sawmill for the Douglas Fir Company. He returned to the Midwest and worked for Midland-Brake in Iola for over 20 years before devoting full time to his business, Slife Lawn Service and Snow Removal. On Feb. 14, 1992, he was married to Judy Bishop.
His wife survives, as do five sons, Kenneth D. Slife Jr., Bakersfield, Calif., Bennie Slife, Parsons, Jeff Slife, Iola, Brandon Slife, Iola, and David Slife, Colony; two daughters, Barbie Weber, Yates Center, and Karen McClarey, Iola; one stepson, Brad Kress, Iola; one stepdaughter, Jessie Wools, Colony; one half-brother, Larry Slife, Hutchinson; two half-sisters, Thelma Baber, Chanute, and Roseanne Slife, Texas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents and a half-sister, Edna Garner.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapel with burial in Highland Cemetery in Iola.
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