Kenneth John Schooley
December 16, 1921  -  December 26, 2017

Kenneth John Schooley

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Loran Fawcett Chapel
704 Indiana
Neodesha, KS  66757
Friday, December 29, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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Celebration of Life
Grace Baptist Church
1317 N. 7th
Neodesha, KS  66757
Saturday, December 30, 2017
11:00 a.m.
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Shelley Cemetery
Neodesha, KS  

Grace Baptist Church
13.17 N. 7th
Neodesha, KS  66757


Kenneth John Schooley, age 96 of Neodesha, Kansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the Presbyterian Manor in Parsons, Kansas.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Grace Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Shelley Cemetery under the direction of the Loran Fawcett Chapel.

Visitation hours will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2017 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Loran Fawcett Chapel. Friends may leave online condolences at

The family has suggested memorials to the Grace Baptist Church in Neodesha, Kansas, and contributions may be left at the Loran Fawcett Chapel.

Kenneth was born December 16, 1921 at his Grandma Schooley’s house in Clay Center, Kansas to Charles Wesley and Edna Bertha Elizabeth (Egdorf) Schooley. He grew up in Clay Center, Kansas and graduated from the Clay County High School in 1940.

On May 27th 1948 Kenneth married Maxine Eleanor Wichman in Clay Center, Kansas. The couple made their home in Clay Center, Kansas until moving to Neodesha, Kansas in 1998. Kenneth worked at Sears in Clay Center, Kansas at time of his marriage. In 1950 he began farming and doing construction part time. In 1964 Kenneth started dairy farming as well as his carpentry work until 1978. From 1976 to 1980 Kenneth also worked at the Big Lakes Developmental Center. He worked at Hutchinson Manufacturing from 1993 to 1998 when he retired. After retiring Kenneth began working for Cobalt Boats as a part time janitor for five years. Kenneth was a member of the Hays Methodist Church and the Four Mile Presbyterian Church in Clay Center, Kansas before becoming a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Neodesha, Kansas. He also helped the Neodesha Booster Club make emblems for the “Home of the Neodesha Bluestreak” sign.

Survivors include one son Gary Schooley and wife Paula of Abilene, Kansas; two daughters D’Ann Adams and husband Don of Neodesha, Kansas and Karolyn Schultz and husband Gary also of Neodesha; 18 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Lora Schooley in 2009, two brothers, three sisters, one granddaughter and one great granddaughter.


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  1. Pam (Owens) Soeken
    Saint George, KS

    Such good neighbors when we were kids and both had dairies. Several times we did their milking or they did ours. The only way a dairy farmer can take a vacation! One time they went on vacation and the suit cases didn't make it in the Rambler! Many good memories. Love to Maxine and the whole family.

  2. Linda and John Shipley
    Olathe, KS

    Karolyn, D'Ann and family - So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sorry we could not attend the service. Take care!

  3. Linda and Alex Barry
    Afton, OK

    We will be thinking of you, knowing it is so hard to lose your daddy. Here are hugs for all of you!

  4. Bill Hogan
    Apache Junction, AZ

    When I think of Uncle Kenny several words come to mind. Honest, loving, hard working, and most of all a model Christian. Love your mom and dad, Uncle Kenny will truly be missed.

  5. Linda Hall
    Neodedha, KS

    I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was always such a positive truly kind person.

  6. Connie Paronto
    Clay Center, KS

    That was the nicest video. Made me cry. Your parents had so much love. Prayers for your Mom and family.

  7. Valerie Gilmore
    Yates Center, KS

    I'm sorry to hear this. I loved it when they both would come into the dollar store. They were so cute together. Please give your mom a hug and I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Valerie Gilmore

  8. Don & Teresa Railsback
    Neodesha, KS

    We admired and respected your father. May you all find peace with Maxine.
    The Railsback

  9. Lu and Bob Ross
    Augusta, KS

    I am so sorry to hear this. He was a very nice man. We are sad for your loss. Hugs and prayers.

  10. Marilyn Graham
    Fredonia, KS

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was such a kind and thoughtful man, and wonderful role model for his children and community. My prayers go out to you and your family.

  11. Linda Wheeler
    Neodesha, KS

    Kenneth was a sweet man. He will be greatly missed. Please give your momma a hug for me. Love and prayers for comfort and peace.

  12. Melissa Moore
    Olathe, KS

    Our thoughts are with all of you.

    Much love,
    Ann Toomey
    Melissa Moore

  13. Dennis and Judy Shelby
    Neodesha, KS

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your Daddy. What a great man! Thinking of you all.

  14. Roxana Boman
    Canon city, CO

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts goes out to Ken family.

  15. Jim and Lois Staley

    Our sincere sympathy at this time of loss. May all the good memories help ease the sorrow of this time and as he lives with you the rest of your life in your hearts. Prayers and sympathy to the family.

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